Pilot project for evaluating the Segway HT motorized personal transportation device in real conditions

This report contains the findings of the pilot project for evaluating the Segway™ HT Electronic Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD) conducted by the Centre for Electric Vehicle Experimentation in Quebec (CEVEQ). The evaluation plan was in two stages. The first was conducted on a closed circuit, with 49 users, for purposes of technical and ergonomic evaluation. The second phase consisted of experimentation under actual operating conditions on public roadways and involved 143 users, in three cities, who covered more than 9,000 km. The study focused on EPAMD users' perception of safety, but also on how safe the Segway seemed to pedestrians, cyclists and motorists who came in contact with it. In addition, the evaluation looked at these devices' reliability, social acceptability and safety when used in an urban environment, as well as potential applications to foster intermodality. The evaluation results led, in particular, to a recommendation that EPAMDs be permitted to operate in urban pedestrian areas and be subject to regulations based on the proposed traffic standards.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 41p + appendices
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: TP 14567E

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01388707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 1:13AM