ToniG123 Posted January 26, 2016 Share Posted January 26, 2016 I enjoy riding my EUC (9B1) but having gone throuh a bad fall and some broken bones, I am always afraid of another bad fall. Seeing people report injuries here doesn't help to ease my worries, so I have been growing an idea and I will share it here, give it out freely for all the EUC makers or even for anyone who is willing to turn it into a business (selling it as an accesory maybe). I myself definitely would buy it. I've noticed that many falls and injuries come from EUC cutoffs, either from system failure (motherboard, BMS, firmware, etc) or from abuse (over leaning,etc). I also have been reading here about the idea of having redundancy on the EUC, which I don't see happening anytime. None of the vehicles we use everyday have redundancy. A failure in the hidraulic system in your car will send you crashing against the wall. What we do have in our cars are systems that react to an emergency: we have airbags that pop open upon a crash, seatbelts that tighten on inertia, cars that will brake automatically if they sense inmediate collision, traction control systems that detect and adjust any problem with the wheels, etc, etc . This is called active safety. So... Why not have active safety on our EUCs? I guess it could be done in many ways, but here goes my idea: Why not have a small emergency wheel, tucked away that can detect a cutoff somehow (hooking into the electronics or by its own means) or detect a situation where the rider would normaly be thrown off and in that case make the wheel pop out in front very quickly so the EUC does not tilt forward and will not throw the user off. It's a quite simple idea, I think it would be easier and cheaper than full redundancy and I'm sure it would save some injuries. Something like this: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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