World’s Most Advanced Electric Scooter, Inboard Glider, Launches Presale
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (November 19, 2018) – Inboard Technology, the creator of the best-selling M1 Electric Skateboard, today began taking pre-orders for its latest product, the Glider Electric Scooter, at an early access price of $999. Touted as the world’s most advanced e-scooter, the Glider’s September announcement made waves in the press, with TechRadar stating “it could be the biggest scooter release ever seen”.
The Glider, the only scooter with a swappable battery, is being touted both for its hardware innovation and its software integration, offering enhanced safety, functionality and connectivity. Engineered from scratch, the Glider has been designed to account for all of the finer details, including precise rider geometry, premium components and carefully considered materials. An integrated app offers an experience beyond the hardware, helping users optimize every ride and rediscover their cities, while allowing Inboard to use anonymously gathered data to improve traffic flows, reduce collisions and provide live diagnostics and maintenance alerts.
“The Glider is the confluence of hardware mastery, software expertise and our team’s relentless ambition to provide safer and smarter urban transportation,” said Inboard co-founder and CEO, Ryan Evans. “Our goal is not only to release the most advanced e-scooter on the market, but to enter the space responsibly and lead with safety. Our hardware will be the most innovative on the market, but it is our software that truly separates the Glider from the competition – allowing riders a safer and more efficient journey, while providing a fun way to re-imagine your city.”
By designing its e-vehicles from scratch, Inboard has been able to implement a near-obsessive focus on rider safety. The only scooter with a rider height below the axle centerline and featuring headlights, brakelights, turn signals, oversized tires and a broader deck, the Glider offers maximum rider safety, stability and comfort. The Glider’s three-axis accelerometer detects vibrations in the board and can potentially detect road surface features and inform other riders of such obstacles within the app, opening the door to smarter routes and safer, better-informed riders.
The app additionally allows for information and diagnostic pass-back from the scooter. Data is anonymously and instantaneously sent from the Glider to the cloud, allowing Inboard to identify problems in the field and make improvements in-house. Along with these improved safety properties, the app provides users with the ability to re-immerse in their environments – educating on optimal routes, offering recommendations on local attractions and helping riders uncover once-hidden opportunities.
While Inboard’s main focus is to provide the safest and most innovative e-scooter on the market, it also wants to inspire the public to abandon the isolation of our routines, encouraging users to rediscover neighborhoods, foster a deeper sense of connection within communities and explore the potential for our daily travel to be more than just getting from A to B.
The Inboard Glider has now been made open to the general public. The Glider’s pre-sale price of $999 is only available until 12/31/18, at which point pricing will be increased to the full price of $1299. Reserve a Glider and find more information here.
About Inboard Technology
Based in Santa Cruz, CA, with a satellite office in Santa Monica, CA, Inboard Technology’s mission is to empower freedom of movement through a new breed of high-performance, lightweight personal electric rideables for urban transportation. Since its launch in 2014, Inboard has sold thousands of M1 Electric Skateboards, boasting best-in-class technology and performance. The company plans to develop more personal transportation devices in the near future and will continue to challenge how people move through urban environments. For more information, visit www.inboardtechnology.com.