Design of an urban electric scooter
Tutor / director / evaluatorHernández Chiva, Emilio
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The usage of electric scooters in cities has increased in recent years and it will keep growing. However, nowadays they cause problems to pedestrians, who are not used to this new technology. Therefore, this project consists of developing a smart scooter capable of respecting pedestrians and providing a greater safety to the driver and to pedestrians as well. In this project, it has been improved a normal electric scooter in order to obtain a smart scooter. The final result is a scooter that can interact with the environment and adapt to it with intelligent features. For example, if a person is in front of the smart scooter, it can automatically reduce its speed to avoid an accident. To achieve that, it has been analysed different possibilities of scooters. Afterwards, the best smart scooter has been chosen and, finally, it has been developed. In addition, it has been studied the economic viability of the scooter and its environmental impact. On the other hand, in his project the smart scooter hasn’t been manufactured, it has only been designed. For this reason, this project focuses on the design, rather than on production. In spite of that, the smart scooter has been thought to be manufactured and it could perfectly be used as a model. Furthermore, it could also be useful to any research on Arduino, as it has been implemented to design the smart scooter. Finally, this project could be very helpful for future projects related to electric scooters and to develop new smart technologies.