I haven't had any reported problems so far, sorry of the trouble. here is an alternative survey https://goo.gl/forms/gWstwib4MNuBcgfS2wturber wrote:The English site was written in Russian. I translated with Google and proceeded.
After unsuccessful three tries at entering in the country where I live, I gave up.
I suggest improving usability first.
First of all i would like to say that the front welcome page has some silly regulations on it by the site on which the survey is conducted, and it does not allow the translation of some questions to English, i have done my best to make it multilingual for the country I live in, the lack of access to some sites in my country does not help that either, and I have decided to save the project budget for the prototypes and patents. That is why i added the Google Form.Drunkskunk wrote:I'd be glad to help out. I did have some issues taking the survey you might want to know about.
As wturber noted, the site front page would only come up in Cyrillic script, regardless of the selected language. The other 2 links you provided would not connect. I got a I google translated from Macedonian "Добредојдовте Паметен Велосипед" welcome to smart bike and found the following pages were in english until page 8.
Доколку постои, која карактеристика на вашиот (стандарден или електричен) велосипедви е најголема пречка за да го користите?
After that, it was in english again and I was able to finish. Question 14 did have one awkward answer choice. "Sound Signalization" - That could mean a horn or a bell, but it could also mean a back up beeper, theft deterrent alarm, audio feedback from the controller for being powered up, audible battery low level warnings, or many other things and still be in context to the question.
Well, the first thing is that as much as we appreciate you asking us, Endless Sphere probably isn't really the place you'd want to get answers from, as you are probably looking for "typical" riders. There aren't that many of those here on ES. Most of us are DIYers and non-standard riders in one way or another. Some of us are really crazy but very few of us are the audience your survey needs.fpoposki wrote:P.S. 3 It would also be great if we can start a discussion here as far as any ideas you could give us. It would really mean a lot to us all.
1 part of the answer, most people do not use ebikes, we are looking to change that, all of you guys do, and surely nothing is perfect, you have tested that, and maybe not been able to perfect those problems, we are looking tho change that. I know it may sound cocky (sorry for the language), but believe me, we work super hard, and have the support, most do not haveamberwolf wrote:Well, the first thing is that as much as we appreciate you asking us, Endless Sphere probably isn't really the place you'd want to get answers from, as you are probably looking for "typical" riders. There aren't that many of those here on ES. Most of us are DIYers and non-standard riders in one way or another. Some of us are really crazy but very few of us are the audience your survey needsfpoposki wrote:P.S. 3 It would also be great if we can start a discussion here as far as any ideas you could give us. It would really mean a lot to us all.
That said, I don't see anything in the survey about what type of drive system, power levels, torque capabilities, etc.; and as pointed out by others above, some things iike "sound signalization" or "smart helmet" are too vague to be answerable. If the survey does not explain what things mean, people taking the survey can't answer the questions meaningfully, so the answers wont' really be useful to you.
(meaning, the answers people give will be random, based solely on what they think you might mean, not what you actually mean, since that isn't possible for them to know).
amberwolf wrote:Since you're only making an EU solution, you need to target your survey to those in the EU.
Also, the regulations and situation are different in different parts of the EU, so you also need to specify which part of the EU you are targeting, and which one you are making a solution for.
Elsewhere in the world, there are very different regulations and situations, where actual needs make a difference to what the bike can do.
In the parts of the EU that limit speed to well below what any regular pedal cyclist can do, and power levels to barely what a fit rider could do, an ebike doesn't have anywhere near the capabilities needed to do the things some people (like me) need to do--for those people, in those areas, your survey would be pointless, because nothing you can make would work for them. They would require a car, because an ebike that could do it would be illegal. (See my SB Cruiser trike thread for one example--here in Arizona, USA, it's perfectly legal, but not in the EU. An EU-regulation-crippled bike would be unsafe and useless to me on the roads in traffic here in Phoenix; I'd be run over).
So you need to target your survey to those you can provide for, because answers from those you cannot help just skew your results in the wrong way.
It's up to you, but at the moment you're collecting information that will harm your final results, because you're not asking your actual audience.
If you want to sell EU-legal ebikes, your audience is people in the EU that don't presently ride ebikes, but would if the right one were to come along.
Those that already have ebikes already have a product they use and are not nearly as likely to be your customers.