Taxonomy and Classification of Powered Micromobility Vehicles
This technical report provides a taxonomy and classification of powered micromobility vehicles. These vehicles may be privately owned or be available via shared- or rental-fleet operations. This technical report does not provide specifications or otherwise impose minimum safety design requirements for powered micromobility vehicles.
Standardizing terms, definitions, and classification of powered micromobility vehicles serves several purposes. Standardization will:
Provide a commonality of terms, definitions, and classifications of powered micromobility vehicles for industry, consumers, and public agencies (e.g., regulators and partnering agencies);
Reduce discrepancies in terminology used across jurisdictions and sectors; and
Allow public agencies to clarify policies related to powered micromobility vehicles.
This technical report has been developed according to the following guiding principles. It should:
Provide functional definitions;
Be consistent with current industry practice and existing literature to the extent practicable;
Be useful across disciplines; and
Be clear and cogent.
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