Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2018


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Technology Assessment & Acquisition

Course Number

ETM 531/631


Hierarchical Decision Model, Electric scooters -- Evaluation, Technology assessment


In Summer 2018, The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is conducting a four-month pilot for Shared Electric Scooters from July 23 - November 20, 2018. The current permitted companies are; Bird, Lime, and Skip. The key driver for the adoption of e-Scooters is solving the challenge regarding urban commute of an end user such as increasing traffic congestion woes and environmental concerns [1]. On the other hand, Portlanders are interested in buying e-scooter by themselves as well. Even for leasing from a firm or becoming ownership by people, an assessment becomes a need to identify best Electric Scooter brand in Portland for an effective, environmentally-friendly, and quick solution for the short distance transportation was conducted using the Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM). Hence, our study is a methodology to assess the most efficient, and affordable candidate technologies relevant to all the valid perspective and criteria. The technology candidates selected for the assessment process were Xiaomi M365 (Bird), Dockless (Skip), and Ninebot Segway (Lime). According to prospective and criteria the finding shows that Xiaomi M365 to buy (leasing by Bird) has the highest mean relative to other two E-scooter options.


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