Heel Brake for Personal Mobility Vehicle

Shizuki Kawauchi, Isaku Nagai, Keigo Watanabe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

A new transportation system, in which personal mobility vehicles (PMVs) and public transports are combined, attracts attention from the viewpoint of environmental loads. Several PMVs including Segway have been developed, however, the use of those vehicles on Japanese public roads is prohibited. As the result, a foldable PMV is developed to be used on Japanese public roads. Although this PMV is designed to run on public roads, it is difficult to avoid danger with the braking system. Therefore, in addition to the deceleration by the open loop control developed by Sakata, we develop a new heel brake that features the backward leaning posture and the movement of the center of gravity. With this brake, even a standing ride PMV can avoid danger by sudden braking. In this paper, we describe the outline and design of the developed brake system and report experimental results of performance evaluation using the heel brake.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1385-1389
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2021
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2021 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Aug 8 2021Aug 11 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2021

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period8/8/218/11/21

Keywords

  • Heel Brake
  • Personal Mobility Vehicle
  • Sudden Braking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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