Love IO HAWK-interested,
we want to say a big thank-once. We just simply overwhelmed by so much interest in the IOHawk.
The media interest was so great that we especially on the last Friday of our vice-presidents Kazar Beilerian from the USA have flown, has once again provided us with equipment available.
We were, frankly, no 200 meters ride without being addressed in the halls of the Cebit. Here the most common word was that we have heard: “Congratulations”, which is very fills us with pride.
Pride, because in IOHAWK several years of development work put. We really did not expect such a reaction!
What comes next?
Currently we supply all editors with test devices and try the many emails to answer in a timely manner.
Therefore, also in advance for all interested parties some information:
1. Delivery time:
We get in the course of this week in the first larger numbers of IOHAWK. The colors are mainly black, followed by white and red status is now. We can “even” serve all requests
2. The most common question: Traffic Licensing:
We are just in negotiations with the authorities. Stand now is the following:
There is a mobility aid Regulation (MobHVO) which has been designed specifically for Segways and Segway-like vehicles of 2009. To this end, Section 1 of this Regulation is determined by paragraph, which vehicles fall exactly under this Regulation namely in 6 different points. Meeting for the IOHAWK to 5 of these points, except for § 1 point 4. It says:
.. “a handlebar similar holding rod through which the driver’s shift in focus by the acceleration
or deceleration and steering influences ”
This does not apply to a IOHawk since a IOHAWK is not equipped with such a status.
We are currently negotiating with the authorities. As long as the IOHAWK should only be used on private roads. Our goal is definitely to get approved for road traffic the device.
We are here very good things, because the mobility aid regulation provides as follows:
Requirements for the lighting equipment
(1) A mobility aid may only be put into operation when the following lighting equipment
is fitted, which meets the technical requirements for vehicle parts in type testing pursuant to § 22a
Road Traffic Licensing Regulations of 5 July 1973 (VkBl p. 558), most recently on 21 June 2006 (VkBl p. 645) have been changed to correspond to the applicable version:
1. Forward acting headlights of white light (TA 23)
2. Forward acting white reflectors (TA 18)
3rd, at the rear with a rear position lamp for red light (TA 14b)
4. at the rear with a red rear reflector (TA 18)
5. with yellow reflectors on both sides acting (TA 18).
The photometric values are to be met in all operating states, in particular, is a dazzling effect of
Oncoming traffic ruled by the front headlamps.
(2) The bodies referred to in paragraph 1, point 1 and 3 with a dynamo, via the electrical system
mobility aid or exclusively on battery or battery power to operate, if the
Driver whose state of charge is displayed constantly.
We are currently designing upgrade kits, which providing all IOHAWKS with just the necessary photometric Enrichtungen which are needed. We already guarantee now that all buyers of our IOHAWKs get a free upgrade kit, as long as this is necessary to participate in the road traffic. This means that all vehicles on the German branch purchased, are upgraded for free, as far as technically possible.
Another point is the 6km / h regulation that the device can adhere well and with the IOHAWK is still considered a “toy”.
3. Service and Complaints / Spare Parts
The service of the products is carried out via the dealer where you bought your machine or if necessary directly with us. We are with sufficient spare parts ausgetattet as spare tires etc 4. What’s New
We are already working on new off-road products. We have received quite a lot of suggestions and want uA change the tires again. What follows next is a IOHAWK APP. An application for iOS and Android devices, which allows distances recorded etc. The IOHawk is namely equipped from the house with an NFC chip. The IO Hawk is therefore only the beginning of many other mobility products in which we and the team working in the US currently.
The last weeks have been very emotional for our whole team, often exhausting and have a lot of fun but super at the end. For us there is always a moment of touching us particularly:
If an interested party or a potential customer increases the first time on a IOHAWK and noticed after a short time, that the unit really controls almost by telepathy.
We want all stakeholders, testers, the team in Germany and the US say THANK YOU!
5. Use Code until 05.April 2015. 10%
As a thank you for the huge response we have until 05.April 2015 to all interested parties at a 10% discount at our online shop. Just the word “CeBIT” entered in the corresponding field when ordering and save € 149.90 per unit.
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