13 May 2019
A team of four final-year university students from the Singapore Institute of Technology have invented a pedal-powered scooter that is completely mechanical with a speed limit of 24km per hour.
The scooter, named ScootMe!, moves when riders pedal on it. The team won a consolation prize at the recently-held Mapletree Challenge for their project.
The scooter is purported to be a solution at preventing e-scooter-related accidents and fires. Another reason the team built the scooter was to get Singaporeans to exercise more.
Hoping to mass-produce ScootMe! one day, the team will improve the design to make it sleek and lighter. They will also attach a rubber foot pedal for grip and fix minor mechanical glitches so that the scooter can move along sharp bends without toppling.