To unlock one, you just use an app on your phone. It costs one dollar to unlock and 15-cents a minute after that. You go where you need to go, and then just leave the scooter anywhere. The scooter stays there until someone else rents it. It has a GPS which allows riders to locate them and prevents theft.
John Stossel tested one in Washington, DC. He wonders if this is the next revolution in urban travel. He also wonders how many cities will impose destructive regulation.