The ‘smart garden cart’ that saves lives is being tested in China
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Posted November 13, 2018 12:24:54In an effort to help combat the growing use of electric bicycles in the city of Beijing, Chinese authorities have begun testing out a “smart garden-cart” that can help residents and pedestrians safely navigate around streets, parks, and other locations.
The “smart-garden-cart,” dubbed the “smart cart” in Chinese, was developed by the city’s municipal government and has been handed over to the University of Central China (UCCT), which is developing the technology.
“It is the first time that a city-state has developed a prototype of a bicycle-powered vehicle,” said Dr. Yi Sunli, the head of UCCT’s Center for Smart Transportation.
“There are more than 50 million smart bicycles in China, with the majority of them being sold as household devices,” he said.
“The smart cart, as the name implies, has the capacity to provide transportation assistance to residents in any environment.”
The “Smart Garden Cart” is a prototype vehicle that uses sensors to measure the height and position of each of the cart’s tires.
When the cart reaches a certain height, it automatically turns on its battery, which then powers its motor, to help it travel through the city.
Once at a certain distance, the cart turns off its battery and the cart begins to walk.
It can also take on up to five people to ride in one direction.
UCCT also hopes to test the cart on the streets of Beijing’s industrial zones, which will be a boon to city residents and visitors.
“In industrial zones where there is a lot of traffic, we want to make sure that we can provide an efficient environment to help people get around,” said Sunli.
“It will also help to minimize the impact of COVID-19.”UCCT plans to conduct the tests in two cities, Tianjin and Shenzhen, starting in the spring of 2019.
“The project will have a positive impact on the safety of our citizens and will also contribute to the development of an environmentally sustainable environment,” said a spokesperson for the city, according to the Beijing Times.
“We look forward to the successful tests of the prototype and to its widespread acceptance in other cities.”
Posted November 13, 2018 12:24:54In an effort to help combat the growing use of electric bicycles in the city of…