ROHM and EcoReco Develop an Innovative Electric Scooter

ROHM and EcoReco Develop an Innovative Electric Scooter
ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM and EcoReco have collaborated on the design of an electric scooter employing ROHM Group’s RPR-0521RS and KXG03 sensors. EcoReco’s Model R scooter prototype, showcased at Sensors Expo 2016, represents a unique take on the personal electric vehicle by leveraging smart sensors and wireless connectivity. The scooter integrates ROHM’s RPR-0521RS proximity + ambient light sensor along with Kionix’s 6-axis accelgyro combo sensor, KXG03. The RPR-0521RS is used to calculate the approximate weight of the rider in order to optimize the throttle curve of the scooter, while the KXG03 cleans up driving noise, activates kick extension/amplification mode without false starts, and performs auto brake and turn light operations. In addition, when the KXG03 has determined that a crash has occurred the phone will automatically send a message to the user’s emergency contact. For theft prevention, if movement is detected via the accelgyro when the scooter is in a ‘locked’ state, anti-theft routines will be initiated.

EcoReco Corp.
Campbell, CA
650-331-0500
https://ecorecoscooter.com

ROHM Semiconductor
Santa Clara, CA
408-720-1900
[email protected]
http://www.rohmsemiconductor.com
http://www.rohm.com

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Company: ROHM Semiconductor
Country: United States (USA)
Phone number: 858-625-3600
Fax: 858-625-3640

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