Artem M9 with Ride As­sist

Bike India - - IGNITION -

THERE’S A NEW AD­DI­TION TO THE RE­CENT SPATE OF ELEC­TRIC TWOwheeler launches, with In­dia-based Artem En­ergy Fu­ture an­nounc­ing that they have a new scooter in de­vel­op­ment. They claim that this scooter, called the Artem M9, will be the ‘safest scooter in the world’. They make this claim be­cause the scooter will come with cam­eras and a radar that will en­sure 360-de­gree aware­ness up to 100 me­tres.

The safety tech is ex­plained by Naveen Deepak Ger­manene, Co-founder & CTO of Artem, ‘Prox­im­ity warn­ings are re­layed to the rider through a smart hel­met as well as through vi­bra­tion feed­back on the han­dle­bars. Emer­gency brak­ing can be au­to­mat­i­cally and safely ac­ti­vated us­ing Artem’s pro­pri­etary “EDB” (Elec­tro-Dy­namic Brak­ing) tech­nol­ogy which re­verses trac­tion force for safer stops while si­mul­ta­ne­ously be­ing gen­tle on brake wear.’

Apart from the fu­tur­is­tic out­look on safety, the scooter will also of­fer a top speed of 90 km/h, a 0-50 km/h sprint in six sec­onds, and a range of 100 km on a full charge. To ad­dress prac­ti­cal­ity, the man­u­fac­tur­ers also plan to in­clude an on-board fast charger as well as swap­pable bat­ter­ies. Fur­ther down the line, Artem also plan to in­tro­duce so­lar-pow­ered battery swap­ping in­fras­truc­ture at fuel sta­tions and the like so that the power to charge the bat­ter­ies doesn’t come from con­ven­tional charg­ing points that are typ­i­cally juiced by coal-pow­ered plants.

All of this looks promis­ing on pa­per; how­ever, we will only be able to tell how ef­fec­tive the M9 is once it is pro­duc­tion-ready and we get our hands on it.

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