08, March 2016: Almost all intelligent self-balancing scooters are braked through the rider’s upright his body. When the rider whizzes about on the electric self-balancing scooter, he has to activate the brake system to come a halt by standing upright on the vehicle. The Sitting-posture 2 wheel electric scootergoes forward or backward through the bodily movement—by leaning the body back, the vehicle goes back and by leaning the body forth, the vehicle forward.
There is no built-in manual brake system in them. It seems that many scooter-maker see the replacement of smart brake with manual brake system as an advancement in technology and design. Even they are familiar with the operation, they cannot activate the brake system by standing upright at the critical. Thereby it is imperative for scooter-makers to introduce the manual brake system. Bart appeals for all scooter-makers to do so.
Airwheel is the first one who makes it. Last year, Airwheel pushed out one set of sit-on intelligent self-balancing scooter. This kind of model is equipped with a manual brake system on the right handlebar. When the rider grasps the handlebars, he can use his thumb of right hand to press the button so as to activate the brake system. The button of brake system is within the range of thumb of the right hand. Once the rider drives Airwheel A3 at a high speed, he could press the manual brake button if he has to give a sudden brake to Airwheel A3.
The addition of manual brake system, Bart thinks, adds to the safety. Especially for these beginners who do not get used to braking by standing upright, the manual brake system is the last guarantee. At critical time, they have enough time to reaction to press the manual brake system of the electric scooter. Bart values highly Airwheel’s attention to the safety of the rider.