Purdue University recently partnered with Veo, a micromobility company, to bring stand-up and seated electric scooters to the West Lafayette campus. These devices will be available at approved campus locations beginning Friday (March 17).
To use one of the electric scooters, an individual must download the Veo – Shared Electric Vehicles app on their smart phone and set up an account, including payment information. Intelligent Remote Control Elderly Electric Folding Scooter
Operators are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet and must follow all state, county, city and Purdue rules and regulations, summarized below. Electric scooters are classified as electric or motor-powered vehicles (EMPVs), which are covered in section 5 of Purdue’s regulations.
Veo was selected through a request for proposal process due to its experience at other universities, its commitment to safety and its technological developments that will aid in better riding and parking behaviors. Examples include an education-mode toggle option within the app so new riders can safely learn to accelerate and brake with a reduced maximum scooter speed; an audible feature that alerts riders when they are entering a no-ride zone and what to do; and integrated turn signals and lights on the scooters. Additional information is included on the Veo website.
Veo was created in 2017 by two Purdue alumni who worked with the Purdue Foundry to launch their startup company.
Questions about active Veo rides or issues with the app should be conveyed directly to Veo through the app, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 855-VEO-2256 (855-836-2256). Other questions or concerns related to campus operations and impacts should be directed to Transportation Services at email@example.com.
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