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Ola S1 Professional reverses with out warning, severely injures rider | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

There have been a number of incidents prior to now the place Ola S1 Execs have confronted related software program bugs.

One more incident of an Ola S1 Professional electrical scooter unexpectedly reversing has come to mild. This time round, a 65-year-old man’s Ola S1 Professional allegedly reversed with out a warning whereas he was parking it, inflicting him to crash right into a wall, hit his head on it and likewise fracture his left arm. 

The incident occured in Jodhpur and was reported on LinkedIn by one Pallav Maheshwari, who claims his father suffered these extreme accidents. Maheshwari alleged {that a} software program bug in his Ola S1 Professional is what led to the incident. 

This isn’t an unknown challenge for Ola S1 Professional scooters as there have been a number of such situations prior to now. In truth, we too skilled an identical challenge whereas testing the Ola S1 Professional, when the scooter accelerated within the reverse route, regardless of being set within the Regular mode to speed up ahead. The video for this may be seen right here

Apart from this, there have been different software-related points too, like when the scooter ran out of cost regardless of the display screen displaying 15-20km of vary. In March, an Ola scooter in Pune caught fireplace, which led to a recall of 1,441 S1 Professional models to conduct preemptive diagnostics and well being checks.

However, Ola scooter gross sales have been rising and it not too long ago outsold the competitors to realize the highest spot in April 2022. That mentioned, will probably be prudent of Ola Electrical to handle the aforementioned software program points as effectively. 

In the meanwhile, Ola Electrical is but to remark concerning the incident in Jodhpur. We will replace this story as and when there are any developments. 


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