Under-water robots to search for e-scooters tossed into river Rhine

A German city where more than 500 dumped e-scooters are estimated to be rusting at the bottom of the river is now using underwater drones to find them. — dpa

Canals, hedges, trees – there are few places where rented e-scooters haven't been dumped in cities around the world, where the sharing economy is increasingly leaving its mark on mobility – and nature.

In an effort to save its waterways from a growing number of rusting scooters, one city has now turned to robot help for a purge of its river bed.

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