Veemo handlebars work just like a normal bicycle, with a few extra features like heated grips, turn signals and a horn.
- Settings Menu: Gives you access to the vehicle controls, ride settings, and help options available through the Navigation System. More information about the menu options is provided below.
- Destination field: You can enter your destination for GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions.
- Go! Button: Starts navigation once a destination has been entered.
- Clock: Displays the time.
- Throttle bar: Shows speed, drive mode, vehicle power, and rider effort. There’s more information about this below.
- Range Indicator: Lets you know how much farther the vehicle can take you before you need to return it to a station (but don’t worry about plugging it in).
- Park Button: Applies the vehicle’s parking brake. This button is also used for ending trips and beginning stopovers. The button is disabled while the vehicle is moving. More details are provided below.
- Map: Shows you where the vehicle is, and your planned route if using the navigation feature
The settings menu gives you access to vehicle controls, ride settings, and help options. Most of these buttons need to be held for a second to activate. Some of the menu items might be hidden, so swipe your finger up or down anywhere in the menu to reveal them.
- Cabin Fan: Turns on the cabin fan, which can be used to cool down the cabin during the summer, or defrost the windshield in rainy or winter weather.
- Heated Grips: Turns on the heated grips, which can keep your hands nice and toasty when it’s cold outside.
- Light: Turns on the interior lights so you don’t have to rely on your cell phone when you drop your house keys onto the floor.
- Parking Icons: Reveals the location of all the Veemo parking spots on the map.
- Walking Mode (On/Off): Disconnects the motor power so you can easily push the vehicle backwards or forwards. This is useful when you’re stuck in a tight spot or need to push the vehicle somewhere you aren’t allowed to ride it (think sidewalk).
WARNING: Veemo velomobiles are heavy vehicles and can start rolling away very easily when they’re in Walking Mode. Make sure you are always have a grip on the handlebars and can apply the brakes to keep the vehicle under control.
- Rider Effort Level: Allows you to adjust your pedalling effort. Lower values (farther to the left) make the effort easier. Higher values (to the right) make it harder to pedal.
- Pedal Speed: Adjusts how fast you have to pedal. Veemo velomobiles have an automatic transmission so you’re always pedalling at the speed you want. Move the slider to the right to pedal faster.
- Report an Accident: Provides instructions and contact details for when you need to report an accident.
- Contact Us: Gives you all the contact information you need to get in touch with us, for whatever reason.
- FAQ / Tutorial Videos: Give you access to all training materials.
The info cluster gives all the information you need about the performance of the vehicle and how you are controlling it.
- Speed: The speed is indicated by the large number in the center. The top speed of the vehicle is 32 km/h or 3 km/h when going backwards.
- Vehicle Power Level: The vehicle power level is indicated by the length of the coloured portion of the circular throttle bar. Positive power output moves the throttle bar clockwise and indicates that the vehicle is using its battery to help propel the vehicle forwards. Negative numbers move the bar counter-clockwise and indicate the battery is charging using regenerative braking.
- Rider Effort Level: The rider effort level is represented by the colour of the throttle bar.
- Blue: You’re putting a low amount of effort and the vehicle will slow down.
- Green: You’re pedalling at the appropriate effort level to maintain your speed.
- Yellow: You are pedalling hard enough to accelerate.
- Red: The vehicle cannot accelerate any more at the time. You should try to pedal less strenuously.
Tip: It’s a waste of your energy to keep the bar in the Red zone for prolonged periods of time, since you have maxed out the vehicle’s power assist. Pedalling harder will not accelerate you more when the bar is red.
- Driving Mode: The letter at the bottom right of the throttle bar indicates the direction the vehicle will move.
- D (Drive) indicates the vehicle will move forwards if the rider pedals forward.
- R (Reverse) indicates the vehicle will move backwards if the rider pedals backward.
Tip: It can sometimes be helpful to pedal backwards while holding the brakes, and release the brakes when the display shows “R”. This will prevent any time delay in switching to reverse.