May 27, 2022

Segway Robotics has launched its newest product, the KickScooter T60, lately. It’s a semi-automatic distant dispatcher shared scooter.

The KickScooter T60 has 3 wheels (2 entrance, 1 again) and a big battery that may final greater than 60 km. Nonetheless, when you want to purchase it, it is probably not potential.

At the moment, Segway is focusing on shared scooter firms to undertake this new design. What’s particular about it’s that it may be operated remotely to “re-balance” the fleet based mostly on demand/provide and to deliver it again to the dock for recharging by way of Cloud-based system and AI (Synthetic Intelligence).

Listed here are the specs for the KickScooter T60.

  • Suspension: inverted three-wheel linkage suspension
  • Brake: three units of unbiased braking programs (electrical vitality regenerative braking, drum brakes, parking brakes)
  • Processor: 1.8GHz six-core processor
  • Safety Stage: IPx5; IPx7 for key elements
  • Replaceable battery: sensible lithium battery that’s distant lockable
  • Most load: 120kg
  • Most pace: 32km/h, could be adjusted in response to the nation or area’s rules
  • Battery life: 60-70km

You may try the video at their web site.

Uber and Lyft is perhaps the primary to try it out. It’s slated to be commercialized in 2020. Street testing will begin subsequent month.

Singapore is embracing a society the place PMDs/PEVs can co-exist with commuters and on the identical time, in a position to handle in a method not like the present bike-sharing scenario the place you may see these bikes littered round.

I believe Segway ought to take into account partnering with Singapore firms and our Authorities to check out this new idea. The one “setback” about this idea is the associated fee. At over USD1,400 per e-scooter, the KickScooter T60 shouldn’t be low-cost for use as a rental e-scooter. However, if the upkeep price is low and utilization is excessive, it’d stand an opportunity.

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