Heavily funded mobility startup Lime has plans to let its users book electric scooters up to 15 minutes in advance.
The San Mateo-based company, which at a $2.4 billion valuation, is piloting the new reservation feature in a handful of markets around the world, including Brisbane (Australia), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Lyon (France). It hasn’t said when it will expand the offering to other regions.
To use the new feature, which is only available in the iOS app for now, users need to tap on their desired scooter on the map, hit the reserve button, and then ensure that they unlock the scooter within the 15 minutes. During this period, the reserved scooter will not show up for other users in the Lime app, and