It looks like according to a Thursday blog post from Bird. The Bird Two will be joining the company's global fleet of electric vehicles, which also includes the .is coming to town. The Bird Two, set to arrive next week, will boast 50% more battery capacity, self-reporting damage sensors and enterprise level antitheft encryption sensors,
Additional features include puncture-proof tires with higher traction, dual anti-tipping kickstand for the model to stand on its own two feet, and an absence of visible screws, Bird says. The company says "seamless screws" will lessen the chance of injuries and vandalism. When damage does happen, sensors will bring immediate attention to areas of the scooter that need repair.
The release comes at a time where e-scooters have received backlash for high rates of reported injuries. Previous CNET reporting mentions that. And though companies such as Bird and Lime have sticker reminders telling people to wear helmets, one San Francisco doctor says only 30 percent of riders take heed.
The Bird Two comes three months after the company unveiled, a scooter that's part of Bird's shared network but can also be purchased for $1,299.
Earlier this year, advocacy group Disability Rights California sued Bird along with e-scooter rival LimeThe assertion was that the companies were making public sidewalks unsafe for disabled pedestrians.