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Safe and timely transportation of goods

A novel concept of cargo scooter capable of transporting loads easily and quickly in urban environments has been generated.
Safe and timely transportation of goods
Until now the transport of goods of high capacities required four-wheeled vehicles that contribute to the already excessive traffic congestion in city streets, considerably delaying delivery of products and goods. Motivated by this, a French SME designed and developed an ergonomic trunk that is well suited for two-wheeled vehicles, such as scooters. Hence, the innovative concept of cargo scooter allows the delivery of bulk commodities in the safest, fast and most convenient way.

The trunk may be easily positioned between the two wheels offering exceptional stability and excellent handiness, offering the driver a balanced riding. Most interestingly, the driver owns full control of the vehicle even when braking, as load is compact.

The trunk displays a high transport capacity of more than 150 litres and can carry loads up to 70kg, while it may be easily maintained. It fits easily on any type of scooter, particularly for cubic capacity of 125cc, yet it may also be adapted to other cubic capacities.

Ideal applications include carriage of goods for public services and dispatch riders, as well as transport of products or goods for health urgencies, municipal services and events operations. This safe, practical and useful solution for heavy traffic-congested areas is offered for commercial, joint venture and financial collaboration.

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Record Number: 82062 / Last updated on: 2005-09-18
Domain: Industrial Technologies