Superpedestrian is a transportation robotics company located in Cambridge, MA. Founded out of MIT in 2013, Superpedestrian develops technologies for micro-electric vehicles that optimize safety, reliability, and performance. Superpedestrian spent over 4 years developing its proprietary Vehicle Intelligence System (VIS), which was first introduced in the company’s consumer product, the Copenhagen Wheel. Since 2018, Superpedestrian has focused its efforts on engineering and validating its new electric scooter for shared fleets. In 2020, the company launched its vehicles under the brand name LINK. Featuring the mature VIS platform, Superpedestrian’s fleet scooter can detect and protect against more than 100 common malfunctions. This platform of embedded computers and cloud software enables Superpedestrian’s scooters to autonomously protect from damage during and between rides. Within nanoseconds, the scooters can detect potential problems such as battery fires, short circuits, or failed brakes, and take corrective action to avert damage. Vehicle Intelligence prevents over 50% of issues that would cause other scooters to fail, and streamlines operations if issues arise. If the scooter can’t protect itself, it automatically becomes unavailable for rental and generates a detailed service ticket for repair. The result is a substantial improvement in vehicle safety for scooter riders and major cost savings for fleet operators. Superpedestrian is re-engineering micromobility, one vehicle at a time.
84 Hamilton St, Cambridge, MA 02139
IndustryInternet of Things (IoT)
At Superpedestrian, sustainability is core to how we engineer our vehicles and operate our scooters. We invested 7 years into engineering and design to develop a vehicle that can outlast any other on the market — significantly reducing our manufacturing impact.We commit to sharing our sustainability metrics, goals, and progress with our partners and the public.We believe that micromobility can help cities decarbonize transport now and into the future. We make decisions that set us and our partners up for long-term success. Rooted in our values, here are some at-a-glance numbers in our current sustainability profile. An unprecedented battery range allows for less frequent charging, meaning our operations teams spend less time on the road. Our Vehicle Intelligence System (VIS) performs 140 tests before each ride, ensuring vehicle safety and prolonging component lifetimes