Hence, it serves as a great example of how our entire ecosystem can propel the performance of such vehicle to “higher grounds”. Designed by the French company hublex, its Gyropod assists employees working in vast areas, such as airports, warehouses, malls, etc.
As a result, it must be safe, secure, light, and easy to use, regardless of the user’s experience level with such a product, or their body size. Hence, the Gyropod can reach 12 km/h, and is 40 cm (1.3 ft) wide, while weighing only 12 kg (26.5 lbs), despite its massive steering rod meant to help riders keep their balance and better control the system.
However, these electric scooters probably have a more significant impact on companies looking to enhance working conditions and improve productivity. The issue is that putting a design together can be extremely challenging.
For instance, Hublex was able to use it to run its own fuel gauge algorithm to better estimate battery life and offer a more relevant user experience. After all, the Gyropod must do everything it can to ensure it doesn’t run out of juice in the middle of a trip, which would defeat its purpose. It must, therefore, alert users early to make sure they recharge their device at the most opportune time.
However, where other lesser competing products might fail, the LSM6DSL thrives in this kind of situation thanks to its resistance to interferences and low-noise mode that provides higher accuracy.
This will ensure that the system can offer a smoother ride and more precise adjustments. And all this happens while the sensor consumes only 0.4 mA in normal mode and 0.65 mA in high-performance mode. As a consequence, the board can use smaller and more affordable power supply components.
Finally, the Gyropod makes use of ST’s MotionFX library that takes the results from many different sensors and uses fusion algorithms to augment the precision and performance of the final product.
Being able to rely on ST for such a complex feature means teams can spend more time optimizing other parts of their product to improve it in more ways than one. Ultimately, the Gyropod embodies what makes the ST ecosystem genuinely remarkable: its ability to bring the pieces of a design together to move the final product farther than ever before.