The Federal Council has decided to assimilate self-balancing vehicles type to bicycles.
The statement of OFROU 04.15.2015, "Electric transport tools similar to Segway will be able to drive on bycicles paths, it will be allowed to drive these electric gyropods (sometimes equiped with one wheel) from 14 y.o. with a light motorcycle driving licence and from 16 y.o without driving licence. "
The technical rules and traffic regulations for electrical equipment have been adapted to better reflect these new kind of vehicle.
As part of these changes, these vehicles will be part of the new sub-category of mopeds "mobility assistance vehicule."
The changes will be effective from June 1, 2015.