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28 September 2021
Belgium
2021 Product Safety Award ceremony

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CATEGORY 2: COMBINING SAFETY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES - LARGE COMPANIES



Gold Award

TO.TEM (Italy)

eScooter with collision alert – Making green mobility safer for all

While the rapid take-up of electric scooters – especially in urban areas – has been positive for the environment, user safety remains a concern. Addressing this issue is critical to encouraging further uptake of these green mobility vehicles. To this end, TO.TEM has developed a three-wheel LYNX eScooter with rear lights, turn indicators, a collision alert system based on a rear camera and an electronic rear mirror.

These safety improvements are the result of studying real-life accidents. The company found that many accidents happen when users change direction. The rear camera aims to avoid such issues by notifying users about potentially dangerous situations. The company believes that the best way to enhance eScooters’ safety is to apply best practices gleaned from the automotive sector.

“More and more people are using electric scooters. Therefore, the addition of extra safety features has a clear safety benefit,” noted the Jury.

More information: www.totemev.com

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