Micro Mobility

Safety Solutions

About

eAuraex Technologies was founded by highly qualified engineers with extensive experience in the design and delivery of complex industry systems.

Research shows that the rapidly growing fleet of micromobility vehicles in urban environments worldwide are involved in an excessive number of safety incidents – occurrences that share common characteristics.

eAuraex Technologies was established to develop advanced, efficient technological solutions dedicated to improving micromobility safety.

Our mission is: “To enable safety assistance for micromobility riders and vehicles, implemented by an advanced analytics platform providing real-time safety & integration within the metropolitan environment.”

Our vision is
"Creating technology for safer micromobility."

eScooter Assistance systems
Industry experts are working to develop innovative assistance systems to enhance micro mobility safety. Sidewalk riding is a priority safety concern for 70% of traffic safety experts, (according to an ITF survey). Potential solutions are pedestrian detection cameras mounted on micro-vehicles, and autonomous braking. However, autonomous brakes on vehicles without a restraint system put the rider at risk of being thrown from the vehicle. What is needed is a system to prevent sidewalk use where it is not allowed.
Stability control solutions would be most welcome, be it mechanical, or electronic. Mechanical stabilization for the eScooter market should draw from over a century of pedal cycle design development. Some bicycles have a spring connecting the front fork to the frame to provide a progressive torque that tends to steer the bicycle straight ahead. This is especially common on cargo bikes and other bikes designed to carry loads over the front wheel. Most bicycles also have an angle and a bend – called fork rake – in the front fork, which contributes to stabilizing the vehicle. Last, the gyroscopic effect is the tendency of a rotating body to keep its axis of rotation stable. The size and mass of the wheels greatly contribute to the gyroscopic stabilization. eScooter manufacturers should explore the safety benefits of larger wheels, fork rake and steering stabilization.
Electronic stabilization could strengthen the steering resistance at higher speeds and apply a corrective steering input when a fall is predicted. This could facilitate the use of hand signals on standing electric scooters.  In the longer term, pedal cycles and scooters may become fall-proof thanks to such steering assistance.

(Refer here to full publication of International Transport Forum)

News

With a new vehicle mode on the streets comes new risks that need to be prevented. But shared micro-mobility also offers unique opportunities for improving road safety. “There are many lessons to be learned from studies about eScooter crashes, and we think it’s important to have a research-led approach to improve safety,” says Soffi Razavi, program manager for Voi’s safety task force.
“Voi’s Annual Safety Report” (Voi_Safety-Report_2021.pdf (voiscooters.com)

We know that micromobility can only be successful if riders and communities are and feel safe.
“Lime’s 2020 End-of-Year report” (eoy-report.pdf (li.me)

… Among severe injuries and fatalities, hit by a vehicle was the main cause followed by falls and striking an object (or another vulnerable road user).
“E-Micromobility Safety Assessment” Safety_Assessment_OUT06 (eiturbanmobility.eu)

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