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Pilot project for evaluating motorized personal transportation devices : Segways and electric scooters Lavallee, Pierre

By: Publication details: Montreal Transportation Development Centre, TDC, 2004; Centre for Electric Vehicle Experimentation in Quebec, CEVEQ, Description: 56 sSubject(s): Online resources: Bibl.nr: VTI 2004.0864Location: Abstract: The Centre for Electric Vehicle Experimentation in Quebec (CEVEQ) submitted a proposal to the Quebec Department of Transport and Transport Canada to set up and carry out Phase 1 of the Fly-Trottel Project, a pilot project for evaluating two types of motorized personal transportation devices (MPTDs): the Segway and the electric scooter. Project activities included the gathering of information on MPTD pilot projects, the drafting of a summary report of these studies, and an analysis of existing safety regulations, the legal framework for using these vehicles, traffic rules, and incidents involving these MPTDs. Alongside these activities, CEVEQ, supported by groups of experts, performed ergonomic, technical and operational evaluations of the MPTDs on a closed indoor test track and in the laboratory. In addition to these evaluations, a survey of the MPTD users was conducted.
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The Centre for Electric Vehicle Experimentation in Quebec (CEVEQ) submitted a proposal to the Quebec Department of Transport and Transport Canada to set up and carry out Phase 1 of the Fly-Trottel Project, a pilot project for evaluating two types of motorized personal transportation devices (MPTDs): the Segway and the electric scooter. Project activities included the gathering of information on MPTD pilot projects, the drafting of a summary report of these studies, and an analysis of existing safety regulations, the legal framework for using these vehicles, traffic rules, and incidents involving these MPTDs. Alongside these activities, CEVEQ, supported by groups of experts, performed ergonomic, technical and operational evaluations of the MPTDs on a closed indoor test track and in the laboratory. In addition to these evaluations, a survey of the MPTD users was conducted.

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