Uber fixed electric bikes that had similar problems to bikes Lyft recalled

Lyft is pulling thousands of its e-bikes out of service temporarily in three U.S. cities due to braking malfunctions. It follows after dozens of injuries were reported due to the brake issues. Lyft has thus removed its fleet of pedal-assist electric bikes in New York city. The systems affected by this include Citi Bike in New York City, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, and Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C. Lyft owns Motivate, the bike share operator, with the latter saying that this decision was made out of an “abundance of caution” since it has received a “small number of reports from riders who experienced stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel.” The pedal assist bikes can reach speeds of up to 18 miles per hour as they have a pedal-activated motor.Some e-bike riders report flipping over the front handlebars because a brake problem caused the front wheel to lock up. According to reports, dozens of injuries have been reported as a result of this malfunction.Motivat

Uber fixed electric bikes that had similar problems to bikes Lyft recalled

Uber acknowledged Monday that it modified some of its electric bikes recently after the company encountered a similar braking problem as the one that prompted rival Lyft to recall its own electric ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from The Washington Post

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Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Wed 17 Apr 19 from CNN

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Wed 17 Apr 19 from TechCrunch

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Mon 15 Apr 19 from Engadget

Lyft adds Citi Bikes to its app for NYC riders

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Mon 15 Apr 19 from TechCrunch

Lyft pulls electric bikes from three US cities after user complaints of unexpectedly strong brakes

Lyft has removed thousands of electric bikes from city streets. Electric bikes have so far been pulled from New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Daily Mail

Lyft Removes Countless e-Bikes From Service Due To Braking Issues

Lyft is pulling thousands of its e-bikes out of service temporarily in three U.S. cities due to braking malfunctions. It follows after dozens of injuries were reported due to the brake issues. ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking

Following reports of problematic braking that in some cases resulted in rider injury, Lyft is pulling its recently acquired network of e-bikes from service in three major cities. Those include ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Gizmodo

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