In the past, we used to get around on our two legs most of the time, but when mobility devices such as the bicycle became commonplace, that was all the rage. Of course, over the years, there were skateboards and in-line skates that made it easier to cover the distance without breaking out too much of a sweat. WHILL decided to take a look at the personal mobility device category and introduce what it thinks could be a game-changer: the Model Ci. This is touted to be a life-changing assistive personal mobility device which empowers confidence, and it will also feature IoT integration in order to deliver premium customer care.
The Model Ci is an intelligent, personal electric vehicle (PEV) which will be able to eliminate the feeling of self-consciousness reflected in antiquated scooters and wheelchairs. Being a category-defining product, it merges a sleek, fashionable design alongside advanced driving features like a joystick that provides precise maneuverability for the user. With its patented front omni-wheels that are powered by a couple of powerful motors, riders can glide through rough undulating city streets in addition to off-road terrain without missing a beat. Not only that, the Model Ci can be disassembled into three components, making it easy to transport. This is a personal EV that target those who are active, social and crave adventure.
It also has app-enabled driving for a greater degree of independence, introducing multiple driving modes that can match a driver’s riding style and comfort zone to boot. The digital battery charge indicator can help one manage range anxiety, and all of it are enabled via Bluetooth. By taking advantage of mobile broadband and GPS capabilities, the Model Ci boasts of predictive product maintenance information in addition to remote customer support.
With a 10-mile range and a maximum speed of 5mph, the Model Ci from WHILL is a hard bargain to turn down for any future-forward enthusiast.