Xiaomi is expected to conquer the US market in 2019 in the meantime, while one of its products is already doing very well on it. Speaking of a scooter, M365. We can say that Xiaomi scooter has become a public means of transport in the states, works in a similar way to city bikes in Poland. For a small fee, you can hire a scooter and get to your destination.
There are city bikes to rent in Poland and Xiaomi scooters in the US
The service already operates in many states (Birds data):
The whole idea is simple and convenient
Download the application on the phone, search for the nearest scooter. Unlock it, connect it with your phone and go to your destination. You do not need to search for a station to put the scooter to a designated place. We park where we want to go, preferably next to bicycle racks. After parking, finish the journey in the mobile application. All for a small fee, 1 $ for renting a scooter and 15 cents for every minute of driving.
In the US, two companies use the Xiaomi M365 scooters as their fleet, Birds and Spin. They had some legal problems during the implementation of the service. Residents complained about too fast driving on the sidewalks, which is prohibited in San Francisco. Trouble also turned out to be "parked" scooters blocking disabled walkways and entering the property. There is another company that offers a rented scooter on time, namely Lime. He uses the equipment provided by Segway / Ninebot, and as you well know, the company has a very good relationship with Xiaomi, which invests a lot in Segway. In addition, the Xiaomi scooter connects to the Ninebot application. So far, Xiaomi has not commented on the connection with Segway.
Law and people do not keep pace with technological progress
In many cities, scooters are confiscated by the authorities only a few days after the service has been implemented, so that after a few days the service will again return to favor. The main problem is people who leave their scooters where they fall, they often fall over on the sidewalk. I think that if people showed greater care for the welfare of others, problems could be avoided. The USA is not the only market where I saw scooters from Xiaomi, I also noticed in Israel M365 scooter with the Birds sticker on the steering wheel.