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Personal Mobility: Here And Now And Down-The -Road At The 2018 PGA Show

My annual trek to the PGA Show in Orlando this past January turned up some interesting prospects for the local market in personal transportation vehicles. New companies are coming into the market, new models are arriving from established names, and the Big Three showed off upgrades and novel offerings, as well. In addition to these vehicle products, which can be characterized as being “Here and Now”, because they are on the market now, the PGA Show also brought in exhibitors whose products will be seen
Published: 3/2/2018 Author: Stephen Metzger Category: Tech

Autonomous Transportation In Gated Communities?

Full-sized autonomous vehicles may present a challenge to gated communities with smaller personal transportation vehicles
Published: 2/14/2018 Author: Stephen Metzger, Managing Director, Small Vehicle Resource, LLC Category: Tech

Vision Of Future: Near Term Prospects, Self-Driving Golf Car-Type Vehicles And Global Markets

The traditional golf car industry, despite its extension into the off-road utility segment, is still much like the embryonic chick, pecking its way through its shell of confinement. However, major changes in mobility, on the high winds of hardware and software development, are in the offing. These changes in mobility revolve around electronics, in particular, artificial intelligence software and complementary sensory hardware, which are the primary component systems of self-driving vehicles. The quest
Published: 2/26/2017 Author: Stephen Metzger, Managing Director, SVR Category: Tech

2016 PGA Show Review

I attended the 2016 PGA Show to discover the latest developments in the industry related to golf cars, LSVs and utility vehicles and ancillary products or services. In terms of vehicles there were more new models from new and up and coming brands then the big three golf car manufacturers, Club Car, E-Z-GO and Yamaha.
Published: 2/14/2016 Author: Marc Cesare Category: Tech

All About Golf Car Tires And Wheels

Mountaintop Golf Cars owner Jack Triolo runs down the different types of tires and wheels for golf cars, UTVs, LSVs and utility vehicles.
Published: 6/1/2015 Author: Jack Triolo, Mountaintop Golf Cars Category: Tech

Efi Vs. Electric Power In Small Vehicles

EFI has been a fixture in the off-road UTV market for some time, but with golf car-type vehicles, including turf vehicles, the application has been fairly recent. Will the better, more efficient EFI technology compete with electric drivetrains?
Published: 9/1/2014 Author: Stephen Metzger, Managing Director, Small Vehicle Resource, LLC Category: Tech

EVDrive Terra-Torque-Drive: Promising New Technology For High-Performance Electric UTVs

SVR recently posted some information on our blog about the new Terra-Torque-Drive™ technology from EVDrive and their electric-powered UTV demonstrating that technology. We think the technology is compelling and followed up with Steve Tice, COO, President, Co-Founder of EVDrive to talk more about their technology and plans for the UTV market.
Published: 4/1/2014 Author: Marc Cesare, Managing Director, SVR Category: Tech

New Directions: Outstanding Work Vehicles At The Gis

New utility vehicles at the 2014 Golf Industry Show have potential to cross over into broader commercial markets
Published: 3/7/2014 Author: Stephen Metzger Category: Tech

Speed Controllers – The Heart Of An Electric Vehicle

Understanding and choosing the correct speed controller is one of the most important aspects of modern electric vehicle drivetrains.
Published: 6/1/2012 Author: Jeff Payne, Customer Response Specialist, Accelerated Systems, Inc. Category: Tech
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