Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trolley Street Test

Here is a short video clip from the first street test of our research and cartage trolley. I am hugely impressed by the speed and maneuverability of the trolley - Despite having some problems with the wheel bearings during the test.

Picture: Christo Doherty

The trolley was well received by pedestrians and motorists. We were also invited to take the trolley up to the 2nd floor of Joburg Mall, where we enjoyed some Ethiopian Coffee (for real).

Picture: Christo Doherty

Trolley pusher Hansa Monsaka was particularly excited to try out the new trolley. He thought the ride-on functionality was great for getting across town.

I am excited by the video capabilities of the trolley. The camera effectively turns the trolley into a mobile video surveillance unit. This functionality is important as we are now able to monitor and document the urban environment discreetly.

Lookout for our 2nd road test next week, when we take all four of our trolleys on the road. And please don't forget to checkout all of Christo Doherty's beautiful pictures .

Monday, March 9, 2009

Research Trolley Prototype

Research Trolley Prototype

We have just completed our first prototype trolley and are currently rolling out are first four trolleys!! Things are moving along nicely, the team are looking forward to hitting the streets!