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HMI stands for human-machine interface. In short, it refers to the user’s interface with the vehicle, which requires special attention in the TWIKE 5 due to the integrated pedal system, but also offers unique opportunities with it. This is because the pedal system and the ergonomic seating position adapted to it with pronounced support of the lordosis enable extremely healthy sitting and, quite incidentally, fitness-preserving exercise on everyday journeys. The pilot’s feet are always in contact with the pedals, which control the hydraulic brake during backpedaling. The conversion period for the change from the gas pedal to the brake pedal cannot be shorter, there simply is not one.
The round instrument located in the driver’s direct line of sight for displaying all legally required driving information, such as speed, high beam or turn signal indicator light, is at no time obscured by a spoke of a steering wheel. These also simply do not exist. Instead, you control the TWIKE intuitively with 2 mechanically coupled hand levers, the arm muscles know the movement sequence from the familiar steering wheel. The round instrument rests safely shaded under a dashboard, and the most important control buttons are located near this instrument.
Additional instruments, e.g. smartphones or pads (bring-in-devices), can be easily attached to the center section of the dashboard using commercially available holders or overhead on the center bar to the roll bar. Overall, the HMI concept of the TWIKE 5 is as reduced as possible, but gives the opportunity to individually and currently combine own devices for additional functions (navigation, multimedia, camera, …). However, for everyday needs (charging status, speed, high beam, flashing light,…) the basic equipment is already sufficient.