Self-driving mobility scooter

With almost a quarter of the Japanese population over 65, engineers at Hitachi have focussed on the needs of the elderly by developing an autonomous mobility scooter that drives itself.

The Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System (ROBITS) operates on pavements, just like a conventional mobility scooter, but uses a range of sensors and a GPS guidance system to avoid obstructions as it makes its way to its destination.

Mobility scooter breakdown cover

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Mobility scooter caravan

We at the ETA developed a caravan small enough to be towed behind a mobility scooter; the QTvan is so narrow it can be used safely on pavements and can even squeeze between the tills at a supermarket. The diminutive trailer was built to highlight the estimated 100,000 people in Britain who use these tiny electric vehicles without mobility scooter breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat.


  1. Robert Stoker


    Hi I am blind and so, therefore, must use the computer with specialised audible software. my mobility isn’t what it should be either, can you tell me who I would need to contact ref test / reviewing one of these autonomous mobility scooters

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