12, January 2016: The design concept of self-balancing electric scooter comes in automatic balancing wheelchair, iBOT. At the end of the last century, Dean Kamen, one of the developers of IBOT, founded a company, which was specialised in the research and development of the electric self-balancing scooter, and in next March, they were into actual volume production.Carmen said the self-balancing electric scooters were not suitable for long-distance travel between cities, but it was the best choice of traffic in the city. In the beginning, it was targeting police and other government departments for mass production applications, for the general public lack of product appeal and propaganda.
In general, the electric scooter is only slightly wider than the human body, so as not to cause serious traffic congestion, which makes the driving shuttle in between pedestrians flexibly, without occupying the roadway. Taking the Airwheel personal transportation electric skateboards as an example, the speed of self-balancing electric scooter is relatively slower, which greatly reduces the risk and the energy consumption.
For modern congested traffic, it does satisfy the original design concept: smooth the human transporter. Airwheel electric scooter is using lithium battery energy driven, and single charge can ensure 20-50km mileage, and can reach a maximum speed of 20km. with the invention of Airwheel Z3, it can be realized an infinite range.
Besides, products are mostly equipped with three to five precision solid-state sensing instruments, which coordinate with control of the vehicle. Airwheel electric scooter is aerospace attitude control theory, fuzzy software algorithm and gyroscope system to maintain balance by leaning forward and backward. Compared with the traditional means of transport, electric scooter’s mobility is relatively stronger which includes an electronic key grade control, anti-theft security, discrete computer operation and other details.
For the right of way and safety issues of the electric scooter, it will be slowly resolved with the passage of time, the expansion of the market and the government's attention. Any new products, the popularity of the process will not be plain sailing.