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Handling Qualities of a New Last-Mile Vehicle

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

This paper assesses the vehicle dynamics of a new cargo bike concept developed for euro pallet sized cargo. The cargo bike developed is for last-mile delivery. Different aspects of manoeuvrability and stability are examined using aseries of manoeuvres based on tests from the automotive industry combinedwith bicycle industry regulations. These manoeuvres objectively evaluate anddetermine the handling capabilities of the cargo bike concept. Those tests canbe compared using the results of the benchmark vehicles. The results conclude the new cargo bike has proper vehicle dynamics above the majority ofbenchmark vehicles but there is still room for improvement.
Journal: Journal of Transportation Technologies
ISSN: 2160-0473
Issue: 1
Volume: 12
Pages: 137 - 158