Mr.GooGoo wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:49 am
I just realized after reading your thread I'm in Bird's grey-out geofenced area. There's Limes and Razors here but Bird decided to geofence for some reason. What happens when you hit a geofence area, the motor doesn't on? Dash still functions?
When you enter a geofence area, the motors max speed decreases over the course of like 5-10 seconds, until it hits 0 which makes the throttle not function. You can still kick the scooter manually and the mph still updates, but you can't power the motor. When the bird zero is in the geofenced area, you can only start up the motor only if the scooter isn't moving at all (normally you have to be moving to start it). It spins at like 7mph if you lift it up off the ground, however all power is cut from the motor once you start moving. Its a really weird functionality.
Also it seems that if you're already moving max speed (18-20MPH) and enter a geofence zone without releasing any throttle, you can keep moving at the max speed until you release. The minute you slow down for whatever reason, the scooter will start decelerating until it stops completely. There has been a few times i've abused this and flown through geofence zones at max speed just to keep the scooter active. It's kinda a douche thing to do but way better than having to manually kick the 40lb scooter through it.