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The quietness of electric vehicles, including scooters, often causes road accidents – it’s a new one Research of UCLA – the University of California at Los Angeles – to reveal that there would be 115 injured per 1 million electric scooter trips, far more than the national rate for bicycles and cars.
However, even on this front, technology would be offering some solutions to make travel on two wheels safer. For example, Segway recently released a portable speaker capable of reproducing and simulating the roar of the engine and therefore allow pedestrians and other drivers in the vicinity to feel the presence of an electric vehicle, usually very quiet.
His name is Ninebot Engine Speaker and although it has been designed for the products of the Ninebot range, it can be installed on any scooter but also on traditional bicycles or e-bikes. He’s able to reproduce the noise of four types of engines different and can be used as a normal wireless speaker for play our favorite music directly from your smartphone. It weighs 551 grams, resists water and dust – with IP55 certification – and incorporates a battery capable of offering up to 23 hours of autonomy.
Although it has already been launched on the market at $ 149.99 – about 139 euros – at the moment it is not available to be purchased in Italy but if we want to make our vehicles safer and more functional, in the gallery there are 8 accessories for electric scooters and e-bikes which might be useful.
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Source: Vanity Fair