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Alt-Wheels Briefly #18

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Alt-Wheels Bulletin: Forward Working Group Proposed Merger

I’ve been irregularly watching Forward Working Group’s YouTube videos on energy storage development for a few years. I’ve done four prior posts about them (see end of post). They are merging with EEStor. EEStor’s website company description: EEStor Corporation’s (the … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Bulletin: NYC DOT Evicts Jump & Lime Rental Bikes

Staten Island Gets A New Bike Share System: Beryl The Beryl system is dockless, but relies on incentives to get users to return the bikes to “bays” — parking spaces that are painted on the ground and which appear in … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Briefly #17

Singapore’s PMD footpath ban leads to collapse in eScooter sales

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Second Video Of Likebook Ares Note

Nearly a half-hour long and in Vietnamese without English subtitles. It’s from another vested-interest party: retailer Bibox. Aside from the built-in reading and note apps, it also shows voice recording, audio playing, web browsing, a PDF reader (without actually displaying … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Briefly #16

Lunchbox-sized electric unicycle: Out-of-production Gotway m5.

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Alt-Wheels Bulletin: NTSB Calls For ALL Cyclists Wearing Helmets

NTSB livestream today: NTSB Board Meeting : Safety Research Report – Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures They reallllly hammered home the requirement for an “all-age” helmet law. Some screensnaps of the discussion — via NTSB website … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Briefly #15

Singapore: Non-UL2272 compliant PMDs surrendered.

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Alt-Wheels Bulletin: Singapore Restricts PMDs

Rogue eScooter riders — who mainly have the kind of eScooter outlawed by the Land Transport Authority — have been making life miserable for people by riding on the street, in building common areas (void decks), and speeding on footpaths. … Continue reading

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Likebook Ares = Onyx Boox Nova Pro Clone?

New 7.8″ Likebook Ares Note Available on Amazon, But the Price is Too High Likebooks are basically Onyx clones, even more so with these new designs. The problem is Likebook’s software isn’t as advanced or as polished as Onyx’s software, … Continue reading

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