What Are the Working Modes?

2014-05-23 12:05:00Tags: inmotion scv working mode shareTo: facebook twitter google+ linkedin

Important Working Modes:

Working ModeDescription
Standby Mode The INMOTION SCV is in Standby Mode by default. Most of the other modes will be started from Standby Mode.
Balance Mode Indicates the INMOTION SCV has detected a rider and the footboard angle is moderate. Training Mode and Speed Mode can be activated from Balance Mode. Read Section 3 for more information.
Automatic Balance When a rider steps onto the INMOTION SCV and the footboard angle is moderate (between 2° and 15°), the system will start to level the footboard. In the meantime, the INMOTION SCV may travel a short distance either backward or forward in order to balance itself. An excessive or too small angle will trigger an error warning.
Excessive Angle When a rider steps onto the INMOTION SCV and the footboard angle is too big, the INMOTION SCV will vibrate to warn the rider to slowly level the footboard.
Self-examination Mode The INMOTION SCV will examine and calibrate itself in Self-examination Mode. Read Section 3.6 for more information.
Error If the INMOTION SCV detects an error or a system fault during normal riding conditions it will automatically reduce the speed and slowly stop. The Tires will be locked if it needs extra assistance to solve the problem. Once the Tires are locked, please contact your local distributor for maintenance service.
Assist Mode Under Assist Mode, the INMOTION SCV will provide a small amount of power to allow the SCV to be easily dragged. You can choose different reference points when entering Assist Mode. For more information about Assist Mode, please refer to Section 3.4 Assist Mode.
Remote Control Mode Remote Control Mode can be started from your Smartphone App. The INMOTION SCV can receive and execute simple orders under Remote Control Mode. Please read Section 3.5 for more information.
Sleep Mode In Sleep Mode, the Wi-Fi module and SmartKey can be awakened at any time. After 18 hours in Sleep Mode, the entire system will be shut down completely to protect the Battery. Press the Reset button on the back of the INMOTION SCV to turn the power on.

Training Mode and Speed Mode

Training Mode is used by new riders to learn how to control the INMOTION SCV better and more safely; Speed Mode is designed to create a better riding experience for skillful riders. The following chart shows the differences between Training Mode and Speed Mode:

ItemTraining ModeSpeed Mode
General Slower and more stable Quicker and more deft
Speed Limit ≤5Km/h ≤15Km/h
Sensitivity Low High
Turning (stepping on) Will turn only with both feet on Will turn with one foot or both feet on
Turning (stepping off)
Will not turn when single a single foot falls to the ground Will turn when a single foot falls to the ground
Exit Balance Mode Exits Balance Mode when a single foot falls to the ground Exits Balance Mode when both feet fall to the ground

Assist Mode

In Assist Mode, the system will provide appropriate power to help the rider drag the INMOTION SCV when unwilling or unable to ride the SCV. Assisting Function works as below:

Assist Mode is activated at any angle, and the INMOTION SCV is able to turn around in a complete circle on the ground.

The INMOTION SCV shifts to Speed Mode when either side of the Footboard Mat is stepped on.

Assist Mode is disabled and Sleep Mode is activated when the rider is leaning or shaking the Turning Shaft forward and backward at high frequency.

Assist Mode is disabled and Sleep Mode is activated after 2 minutes of taking no action.

Remote Control Mode

The INMOTION SCV is just like a robot in Remote Control Mode. It can go forward, backward, turn, and stop with orders from the INMOTION App with Auto Walk function.

Remote Control

The INMOTION SCV will stand up automatically (get itself into a balance status when it is laid back) under Manual Control Mode when the INMOTION SCV and your App are linked. Now you can easily control your INMOTION SCV by toggling the buttons in the directions you want the SCV to go.

Action Order

The INMOTION SCV can execute simple orders that you designate in your App. These orders are very easy to master and are explained as following.

Speed, Forward/Backward Speed Difference (SD), Duration and Sound are the four major properties for each action.

If Speed is set to 0 and SD to a positive number, your INMOTION SCV will turn left.

If Speed is set to a positive number and SD to 0, your INMOTION SCV will roll forward

If Speed is set to a positive number and SD to a positive number, your INMOTION SCV will turn left while it is rolling forward.

You can set Duration and a specific Sound for each action.

The INMOTION SCV can do many amazing moves when it executes the orders that you combine. Certain functions need to be unlocked for specific models. Download default program orders (if they are available) from our website to understand how it works. Refer to our App for more information.


  • Avoid using the Remote Control Mode on slippery and wet surfaces. It may result in your Wheels slipping and could cause serious injury or damage.

  • Activate the Remote Control Mode in an open area.

  • Be careful and avoid pedestrians and obstacles.

Self-examination Mode

Self-examination Mode allows you to run a thorough examination of your INMOTION SCV to see if any parameters have shifted after a period of operation. The INMOTION SCV will run tests under Self-examination Mode and store the resulting data. The following chart shows which items are detected in Self-examination Mode:

Steer Balance Run the Steer Balance calibration if you detect that your INMOTION SCV leans in an incorrect direction when it stands in balance.
Footboard Mat Sensor Calibrate the Footboard Mat sensors to level up the sensitivity.
RTC Time Adjust time with the assistance of GPRS and GPS*.


  • Activate Self-examination Mode in an open area.

  • Park the INMOTION SCV on the ground and keep one meter distance from other objects.

  • Make sure the Handlebar is vertical. Do not pull the Turning Shaft or hold the Handlebar.

  • Do not place anything on the Footboard Mat, including your feet.

  • Doing so could interfere with the result of self-examination, causing injury or damage.