A New Design and Development of Portable Personal Vehicle

Shimon Ajisaka, Sousuke Nakamura, Takashi Kubota, Hideki Hashimoto
2014 Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles  
In recent years, to cope with low carbon society and diversification of individual mobility, new kinds of vehicles have received a lot of attention to expand our mobility. This paper proposes a new concept of vehicle named portable personal vehicle. The proposed portable personal vehicle is small and light enough, which enables not only to carry the driver but also to be carried by the driver. The proposed portable personal vehicle can easily overcome barriers in mixed traffic such as
more » ... c such as university campus, airports, shopping malls etc. It is harmless to surrounding pedestrians. This paper describes a developed inverted pendulum vehicle based on the concept of portable personal vehicle.
doi:10.4130/jaev.12.1693 fatcat:hdtcikustvfeplturxvdgazisi