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I had to rewrite this again due to the system logged myself out, so I will keep it short.

SF requires three fleet scooters companies to implement sidewalk detection technology, lime use better GPS, Bird Uses sensor fusion technology, and Spin Uses Drover (Spin Insight). Let's focus on the Drover AI And why it fails to detect sidewalk riding. Bird has low accuracy and randomly slow down the scooter, Lime only works with geofences and they did the pier where it occurs the most in SF.
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Level 1. Stickers, tamper evident stickers, and eggshell stickers.
If you peel off the stickers on the fleet scooter, and stick it on the drover camera, the system can't detect sidewalk riding, for the duration of your ride. You can buy dollar store stickers or shipping labels and it has the same effect. Moreover, Tamper Proof Stickers Leave Residue, which can cause annoyance to the fleet managers servicing the scooters. Going Far and wide, Eggshell Stickers are the worst as they cling very hard and is not designed to be removed, however could be expensive to purchase in the first place, but sure it does have it's value. After it is applied and 2 hours has elapsed (curing process) the sticker is very difficult to remove, like evident stickers, but worse and breaks off piece by piece.
Some with expensive screw bits can even remove the device entirely, so that fails the SF Test. In SF, Anything can happen.
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Level 2. Personal Scooters, or a UnagX monthly subscription "The IphonX of scooters" 
Fleet scooters are only a percentage of the sidewalk riding problem, Starting at $150, personal scooters don't come with sidewalk riding technology to stop users from riding it on the sidewalk, no ride zones, and usually no speed limits, so it can go 20mph in some cases. There are $1k "off road" scooters that can go 40mph, so it can definitely rekt havoc on the sidewalk.
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 Level MAX. Modified Fleet Scooters (Skill Required) 
Same As Level 2, but on a fleet scooter, Sidewalk detection Tech (if installed) can either be removed, not hooked up to power, or repurposed as a QR Code scanner, Dashcam or anything else imaginable. It can make the fleet scooter company look so bad if it is completely unpainted and is ridden on the sidewalk. So with great power comes great responsibility, use it wisely.
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Conclusion: 
Stop Sidewalk riding, The question need to be asked. Does the scooter Passed the SF Test? Well, it's ultimately the relationship between the user and the company. I'm not asking to satisfy every customer. Only satisfy the 3% of your customers with skill to do anything to your fleet. Keep them happy, with free unlimited rides and cheap monthly rentals, along with encouragement and frequent communication *Like A Friend*. If you ban them before, think about the impact that they have, and immediately rectify that. For the other 97% of customers, Drover will suffice. Also make your "equity" program only discounts 1 cent per ride, for the other 97%. Be kind first, and you may receive kindness back.

A message to the fleet managers: Work with us, And we'll work with you. Have a nice day.

*This news article is updated to reflect eggshell stickers which causes more residue*

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