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Segway: new self-balancing vehicle you sit in

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Who needs to stand on a self-balancing personal vehicle when you can sit in one?

That's what Segway-Ninebot must be thinking as they gear up to unveil its S-Pod prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. The days-long technology conference is held annually in Las Vegas. 

Segway's self-balancing vehicle, which according to the company can go as fast as 24.8 miles per hour, weighs 330.7 pounds and can travel 43.5 miles before needing a recharge.

https://interestingengineering.com/segway-unveils-self-balancing-vehicle-you-sit-in

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freetoroam

Looks like a very large baby car seat. 

I think i would rather a mobility scooter than than strange over sized baby carrier.

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Dumbledore the Awesome

Yes, basically they've reinvented the Bath Chair. Perhaps one of the silliest and most unsafe ideas I've seen for a while. Does it have seatbelts? What happens if you brake suddenly? 

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Herr Falukorv

I remember when the classic segway you stand on was new..
We had a company party and they had hired segways for us and had some competions..
The combination of alcohol, segway, winner instinct and some good old male testosteron was a disaster.
At the end of the evening I think all of us had bruises on our hands.
And I think it will go to history for the worst company party ever because three ambulances were summoned.
One for a coworker who broke his ankle one for a coworker who broke his wrist and one for a coworker who broke 3 ribs..

 

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acute

I'm still trying to work out how Segways work!  It's something to do with inverted pendulums.

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likwidlite

Anyone seen Walli? 

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ouija ouija

I notice that in the article they haven't included a video of someone using the daft thing. In fact, there isn't even a photo of someone sitting in one.

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acute
1 minute ago, ouija ouija said:

I notice that in the article they haven't included a video of someone using the daft thing. In fact, there isn't even a photo of someone sitting in one.

Maybe it's still in the Crap Design stage.

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Orphalesion
37 minutes ago, likwidlite said:

Anyone seen Walli? 

Exactly my thoughts, that looks just like those chairs from Wall-e.

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freetoroam
2 hours ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

Yes, basically they've reinvented the Bath Chair. Perhaps one of the silliest and most unsafe ideas I've seen for a while. Does it have seatbelts? What happens if you brake suddenly? 

It does not go fast enough for a sudden break and if you are lucky you may just make it to Morrisons and back without a recharge. 

Just do not go round the countryside in it, you may find youself holding up the cows.

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toast

Jeremy Clarkson will do the right things with it.

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moonman
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Just put a little shopping cart type front wheel on the front and back and be done with it, no need for all the balancing software and expensive electronics.

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

Yeah but is the  electric cord 43.5 miles long ;-) 

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