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After starting this weekly review we start this in the international community also. Here we are. Some of the members here try to read also the German speaking community with translation tools, so I 'try to give you also sum ups from the German content over here. The Retrospect should sum up the events of the past week:
To summarise the news from last week: Swiss gov had implemented one wheel self balancing unicycles in the regulations. They're on the same level as the Segways. The category for Segways and eWheels is adjusted again by Swiss government for the release of June 2015: Segways and eWheels are now a subcategory in the Category of motorcycles. This are Enginee only powered (20 km/h) or peddle so/ ebikes with engine support up to 25 km/h, therefore we have a speed limit of 20 km/h. We had to collect and aggregate old regulations, the new delta document for the June 2015 release and have to understand the regulations at all.
This weeks work: We’ve been working hard to summarize the requirements. I had personally two interesting calls with ASTRA (typisation agency of Swiss government) and an accredited laboratory and we’re working currently on a question list to the ASTRA to be finished on this weekend. The question list should give us very clear statements on sentences being currently fuzzy/ weird. We’re looking forward to have some more info by next week.
A member from our community has managed with Gotway to configure a special edition with a speed limit of 6 km/h. The eWheel is based on the Gotway MCM 14. This speed limit is very special for Germany as it states that it doesn’t need a homologation. That's currently the only street legal solution for Germany. Today I saw one of this modells in Switzerland.
The Ninebot One is capable to support firmware updates through smartphone apps. Users of the Andoird app already received this update some weeks ago, which improved the overall driving experience. The iOS App of Ninedroid followed this week. So we've now the current version available for iOS and Android. Enjoy your ride!
In Switzerland we’ve established a WhatsApp Group „eWheels on Tour“, which is very active. We had already some meetings and the opportunity to test ride other models, like the Gotway MSuper 18, Ninebot One E as well the Firewheel F779.
Fastwheel introduced the EVA, which is a lightweight 12" next-gen single-wheel. F-wheel has the new Red Rabbit with an optional saddle and a manufacturer from Australia introduced the Mono Electric. Finally we managed to add the latest single-wheels from IPS the Makalue which offers a saddle as well the Lhotz which is a modern all-round wheel.