Multidisciplinary Development of an Upright Scooter

A mechatronics system consists of mechanical, electrical and control subsystems. Typically, each subsystem is
developed and optimized independently. The example of an upright scooter illustrates the benefits of developing
a mechatronics product with system integration present from early stages of development. Early on awareness
of the behavior of other subsystems together with deep integration later, during the design exploration and
optimization stage, highlight the importance of easy subsystem fidelity selection.