Superpedestrian Company Overview
Superpedestrian is a transportation robotics company located in Cambridge, MA. Founded out of MIT in 2013, Superpedestrian develops technologies for micro-electric vehicles that optimize safety, reliability, and performance.
Superpedestrian spent over 4 years developing its proprietary Vehicle Intelligence system, which was first introduced in the company’s consumer product, the Copenhagen Wheel. Since 2018, Superpedestrian has focused its efforts on engineering and validating its new electric scooter for shared fleets. Featuring the mature Vehicle Intelligence platform, Superpedestrian’s fleet scooter can detect and protect against more than 100 common malfunctions. This platform of embedded computers and cloud software enables Superpedestrian’s scooters to autonomously protect from damage during and between rides. Within nanoseconds, the scooters can detect potential problems such as battery fires, short circuits, or failed brakes, and take corrective action to avert damage.
Vehicle Intelligence prevents over 50% of issues that would cause other scooters to fail, and streamlines operations if issues arise. If the scooter can’t protect itself, it automatically becomes unavailable for rental and generates a detailed service ticket for repair. The result is a substantial improvement in vehicle safety for scooter riders and major cost savings for fleet operators.
Superpedestrian is re-engineering micromobility, one vehicle at a time.
Jobs at Superpedestrian
CEO & Founder
Assaf is the founder and CEO of Superpedestrian, and co-inventor of the Copenhagen Wheel. He is also the Associate Director of the MIT Senseable City Laboratory, a research group examining how new technologies enable solutions for pressing urban challenges. Assaf’s work explores how distributed and embedded technologies can improve urban livability and create a more sustainable urban future.
Director of Hardware Engineering
Previously led the engineering group for a high-end engineering services company that specialized in development of advanced technology mobility solutions.
VP of Business and Corporate Development
Graham is the VP of Business and Corporate Development at Superpedestrian. He has built and invested in multi-modal transportation companies for the past 5 years. Graham is on the Board at Zoomcar, India's largest shared car rental company. Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of LiftMetrix, sold to Hootsuite. He is a trail running, aviation and EV enthusiast.
Life at Superpedestrian is about creating the magic that people feel while riding the Copenhagen Wheel. Whether you're a robotics engineer designing a real-time response system, a designer creating a beautiful object, or responsible for organizing ride events around the world, we work together.
You don’t have to be the world’s most obsessed cyclist but you do have to possess a strong love for cities and a desire to make them better. Our products make people go wow, and our commitment is to offer fun and compelling alternatives to driving a private car.
Why Is Working With Us Super?
Agents of change
We have got a lot to do and we tackle everything as a team. We thrive on mutual respect and commitment to allow the best ideas to flourish. That’s how we can make great technologies that change the world.
We are trying to change the world, and nobody said it was going to be easy. You will be expected to challenge and be challenged, but you will be invited to make your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future.
Your job is about changing urban mobility, but some days you will be stuck at your desk. When you are, that desk is in a renovated warehouse with a full kitchen and courtyard in the heart of Cambridge.
Work with the best
At Superpedestrian you will feel at home from day one with a team of fun, like-minded, driven people from across the top echelons of the industry.
We offer a competitive compensation and equity package to rival the best, as well as a choice from a wide range of insurance and retirement plans.