Before I pre-order, I want to know if it is safe to have a 7" screen on AppScooter? And how protected is this from rain?
While driving, touch functions are disabled. You can control the screen by using the controls on the handlebars. This is to keep you safe and focused on the road, allowing you to leave your phone in your pocket, and hands on the handlebars. When standing still, the touchscreen becomes active and provides a wider range of functions.
The touchscreen and speakers will be protected by the rain, but we don’t advise you to hose it down with a pressure cleaner . The speaker is currently designed to have an IP54 rating, meaning that it can take a rainstorm.
You are welcome to read more about how AppScooter’s touchscreen works here: https://etergo.com/#appscooter-cockpit-safe-handlebar-controls
What about protection from scratching the screen?
Use gorilla corning glass 6.
Also please test the screen in direct sunlight. So 1 it is well visible, but also that it doesn’t give problems when your scooter stands in the sun for multiple hours. Other brands have issues that the screen stops working when the owner comes back to start riding!
Also have an automatic day and night mode.