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.
- Presented at the conference: Intersociety Conference on Transportation, 23-27 Sept, 1973 Denver, Colorado.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersThree Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Tiedemann, J B
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Comfort; Design; Exhaust gases; Safety; Scooters; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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