Mobility Scooters Go Offroad

The Boomer Beast is described by Daymak as "the first true on-road/off-road mobility scooter in the marketplace."

(Daymare Boomer Beast)

Like Daymak's existing Beast two-wheeled off-road scooter, the dual-motored Boomer Beast features a built-in 12-watt solar panel that helps trickle-charge the vehicle's 2,580-Wh Panasonic lithium battery when parked. One complete charge, which takes four to six hours using a traditional outlet, takes the scooter up to 90 km (56 miles).

Using an accompanying Android app, users can maximize performance parameters such as acceleration, torque and range. The maximum on-road speed is 15 km/h (9 mph), while the off-road speed tops out at 40 km/h (25 mph).

The Boomer Beast weighs 120 kg (265 lb) and can carry a maximum load of 158 kg (350 lb). Other features include an LED lighting system, cargo rack, trailer hitch, and dual USB charging ports.

In his tongue-in-cheek 1928 short story The Revolt of the Pedestrians, Dr. David H. Keller, M.D. describes the technology that everyone uses all the time - the auto-car:

...the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was filled with the usual throng of pleasure seekers, each in his own auto-car. Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed down the long aisles, pausing now and then before this exhibit or that which attracted their individual attention... Finally, a boy stopped his auto-car in front of a glass case.

"What is that, Father? They look as we do, only what peculiar shapes."

"That, my son, is a family of pedestrians...
(Read more about Keller's auto-car)

Via Gizmag.

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