Tagged: Personal Mobility Vehicle

Personal Mobility Vehicle + Intelligent Robot = Segway Advanced Personal Robot

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This looks like a standard Segway, but in-fact it is much more than that. At the ongoing CES 2016 Intel revealed Segway Advanced Personal Robot which is a rideable PMV and at the same time your companion robot. The cute mini robot butler based on Ninebot mini robot developed in collaboration with Xiaomi-backed robotic startup is rideable like your standard Segway at speed of 18kph to distance of 30km before requiring a recharge. When you are riding it, the robotic mode shuts-off. In the robotic mode this robot can follow you or carry stuff around in the supermarket, all this while it sees the world from its enchanting eyes.
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Production version of Flike hoverbike debuts at Middle East Extreme Sports Expo


In the summer of 2014 we came across a movie-like flying object called Flike developed by Hungarian company Bye Gravity. At that time it was in prototype stage and some even doubted about its practicality. Those doubts have been laid to rest as the makers of Flike have come out with a bang, announcing the purchase availability to general public. This Star Wars like hoverbike will go up for sale worldwide early next year and for now people in Dubai can expect to fly aboard this larger than life machine during the Middle East Extreme Sports Expo.
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World’s smallest electric personal commuter looks like a laptop cooling pad

WalkCar personal commuter

WalkCar personal commuter is ultra-portable

Personal commuting is seen by many as the future of transportation. No wonder it is the truth seeing the number of vehicles on the road and even constricting spaces. The personal commuters that we have seen thus far are all compact and ideal for short trips to the mall or your local store. This is WalkCar, a personal commuter that beats them all for size since it is no bigger than a laptop.
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Rollkers – Electric skates that’ll simplify commuting, come CES 2015

Rollkers electric rolling skates

Coming up with his own vision of a personal mobility vehicle, inventor Paul Chavand has plans to reveal Rollkers at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. His eco-friendly solution to a much safer and enjoyable commute is this transportation accessory that increases the average walking speed of a person by 7 miles per hour. Rollkers SAS, the French company based in Dijon under which this innovative new mobility vehicle is released, looks to revolutionize the future of commuting.
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NTT Docomo’s NRR robot wheelchair ensures safe personal mobility for elderly

NRR robot wheelchair by NTT Docomo

Tmsuk and NTT Docomo have developed a wheelchair robot dubbed as New Robot Rodem (NRR) that helps the user in moving without the need of any help of caregivers. The robotic wheelchair has a rear side opening from which the user can get inside it by using the arms and moving the hip a tad. While this is not possible with other wheelchairs that require the patient to crave for help in case they have some physical disability or especially for elderly who have problem in moving too much due to muscle fatigue.
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Cycoped: Brain-controlled personal mobility vehicle

Cycoped Brain controlled Personal mobility vehicle

24-year old Pretom Chakraborty from Birmingham has designed a one wheeled personal commuting vehicle that is controlled by brain. Yes, this personal mobility vehicle is dubbed as Cycoped is controlled by the electrical impulses in the brain and the inspiration for making it came from the self-driven hoverchairs shown in the Wall-E movie. Cycoped (a.k.a Ecowheel) connects to the smartphone app and special goggles that register the rider’s brain impulses. The vehicle is also controlled by leaning to one side or the other, pretty similar to how Segway like personal commuters do.
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Suzuki UT Concept – Personal mobility vehicle with collision avoidance system

Suzuki UT Concept personal mobility vehicle

At the International Homecare and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo Big Sight convention center, Suzuki Motor Corp. revealed their mobility scooter called UT Concept. Still in the prototype stage, this personal mobility vehicle could come as a boon for people with disability or elderly who cannot walk for a long period of time. The electric motor powered vehicle is equipped with collision avoidance brake system that prevents any accidental bumping into objects or people while commuting from one place to the other.
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Chic-Robot Smart S1 personal mobility scooter stiffens competition for Segway

Chic-Robot Smart S1 personal mobility scooter

Personal mobility is going to be the future of transportation owing to its ease of portability and zero-emission qualities. Segway has been at the forefront of personal mobility and inspired many other manufacturer’s to come up with their versions of a solo upright positioned ride. But now, it is going to have some stiff competition from a very intuitively designed personal mobility vehicle by a Chinese manufacturer Chic-Robot. The personal electric scooter dubbed as Smart S1 is capable of going at a top speed of 10 km/h to a distance of 20 km on one charge and can also take on inclined pathways with 15 degree ascend or descend.
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Big Wheel Drift Trike can be yours for US$2,000

SFD’s Big Wheel Drift Trike

SFD Industries, manufacturer of motorized drift trikes and custom fuel tanks has created the Big Wheel Drift Trike that will take you on a ride back to your childhood. As the name suggests, the SFD trike comes with a big-rig 26-inch by 3.5-inch front wheel which according to the company’s owner August Agner feels super stable and is proportioned parallel to a child’s big wheel to really make an adult look and feel like a kid again.

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Walking Bicycle: Electric-powered personal commuter for elderly

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A Japanese auto part manufacturer, Katyama Kogyo has come up with a tricycle for the elderly called Walking Bicycle which is cool enough to become young people’s personal commuter too. The stand-up tricycle is assisted by an electric motor that makes it reach top speeds of 24 km/h as the user steps on its pedals alternately. The electric assistance of the tricycle has a brushless motor and lithium-ion rechargeable battery that can be juiced up in around 2 hours using any household power outlet in your garage. On one charge the tricycle goes around 20 km on flat road and the number may vary on gradients.
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