A STOWABLE URBAN VEHICLE

Attempts to improve the comfort and safety of a folding motor scooter for service as a personal urban vehicle suggest a bubble of transparent film surrounding the occupant and a pressurized impact structure to reduce the hazard of low-speed collisions. Enlarging the deployment blower invites a pneumatic power transmission with waste heat regeneration and a simple environmental control system. Stability augmentation of the inherently low-density vehicle will be required for high-speed interurban service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the conference: Intersociety Conference on Transportation, 23-27 Sept, 1973 Denver, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Tiedemann, J B
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 73-ICT-99
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM