Innovation is the embodiment of the wisdom of human activities. In the innovation of science and technology products, it can be divided into two kinds: one is based on the upgrading of old products, such as Apple’s smart phone; two is to create a new category, such as the popular self-balancing electric scooter. However, the British hover board explosion shocked the world, what can we learn from it? There are, at least three aspects need to be emphasized, the quality, patent and responsibility.
First, it is about the quality of the products. Frequent electric scooter fire events is one of the reasons of the Amazon’s shelf-off. According to statistics this year, in Britain and the United States, it has occurred at least 10 electric scooter catching fire. Why does it fire? The inferior battery. Why install inferior battery? Price competition leads to the shoddy components.
Patent technology is the core of scientific and technological products. The over popularity of the emerging intelligent electric hoverboard industry means the fat profits behind it. As self-balancing electric scooter manufacturers, how to get the advantage in the rapid development of the industry, enterprises should pay attention to intellectual property rights.
First, they should actively strengthen independent research and development; secondly, the existing technology needs full research and analysis, to take effective measures to circumvent the design, and apply for their own patents and the product export business, in particular. If there is a risk of infringement, they should take measures as early as possible.
Lack of social responsibility exists in many manufactories. This is one of the most important reasons accounting for the shoddy products regardless of its consequences. Hence, consumers should stay away from the undesirable sellers and select the well known brands, such as Segway and Airwheel. Their products have stood the tests of time and quality.