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The government is looking for tech solutions to tackle criminals on e-bikes or e-scooters

7 comments

2 weeks 2 days ago

Waht about a tiny version of a 'stinger' - could even be kept in a jacket pocket.

2 weeks 2 days ago

Seems like they are wanting some sort of ray gun that will imobilise an ebike from range, without a very defined target. Except that the ray should apparently not work if the ebike is being stolen.

Good luck with that. Perhaps they should contact Rick and Morty

2 weeks 3 days ago

But don't ebikes also have pedals to provide motive force as well as the electronic assist.

Unlike ecars, but I do not know if escooters can run without power, but gravity is not always there and the pushing leg won't get you to far and fast.

2 weeks 3 days ago

It emphasises that it does not want solutions to prevent the loss/theft of an e-bike or e-scooter.

Odd that they would specifically exclude the single crime most likely to be "enabled" by e-bikes and e-scooters. It makes it seem that this initiative is more hostile towards e-bikes than towards crime.

2 weeks 3 days ago

Excessive speeds!

I did 35mph on my ebike last week and it wasn't even switched on !

Controlled stop - would that be like when you can't unclip?

2 weeks 3 days ago

Criminals on e-bikes and scooters?  Unless they can do more than about 30mph, just bring back the badger!

2 weeks 3 days ago

Wait till they hear about those things called "cars"...