Tag: Segway

  • VW’s Segway competitor, a foldable electric scooter, to cost less than $1100

    VW’s Segway competitor, a foldable electric scooter, to cost less than $1100

    In an attempt to take on the likes of the Segway and Trike, VW has designed what could be the next best thing in convenient personal transportation. An electric scooter, that hasn’t quite got an official name yet, has been making the rounds on the internet and getting some attention from vehicle fans. This slick…

  • Personal Rover is a poor man’s segaway for just $999

    Personal Rover is a poor man’s segaway for just $999

    It is been ages since the first segaway was unveiled but still haven’t been able to save up enough. Well, the Personal Rover Electric Transportation Vehicle heard you out. For just $999, this rover comes with an 800W motor that can carry a rider up to 12 miles at up to 15 mph. It lets…

  • Roll away on the Solowheel, the next-gen Segway

    Roll away on the Solowheel, the next-gen Segway

    It’s the smaller, fuss-free, stripped-down version of the Segway. Solowheel, as the name suggest is nothing but a solo wheel means of transportation, geared for the mobile urbanite. The “self-balancing electric unicycle” operates through the gyroscopic technology using 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel can…

  • Segway owner falls off cliff, ironically while ridding rugged country version of the vehicle

    Segway owner falls off cliff, ironically while ridding rugged country version of the vehicle

    In an ironic turn of events, multi-millionaire businessman and the owner of the now famous Segway motorized scooter, passed away. What’s ironic about it is that he fell off a cliff while inspecting the grounds of his North Yorkshire estate on an off road version of a his creation. He was found by a passer-by…

  • Aussies develop robots on Segways for firing practice

    The armed forces are more into the future than we thought. Well, if that doesn’t sound convincing enough then how about the presence of Segways moving around the streets, disguised as normal people. This was done by Australian based company, Marathon Robotics. They can act as dummy hostages or civilians, thus helping armed forces practice…

  • Look out Segway, the Deus Ex Machina could be the next best thing in compact personal transport

    Look out Segway, the Deus Ex Machina could be the next best thing in compact personal transport

    As an avid cartoon watching, comic book reading fan, I remember those old cartoon called the Centurions. These guys wore these funky suits with holes in them that could have all sorts of cool weapons and vehicle attachments teleported on. Then there’s always Iron Man’s suit of armor that would be so awesome if it…

  • All new Segway Robot Task Force designed is capable of dealing with bombs, riots and fires!

    All new Segway Robot Task Force designed is capable of dealing with bombs, riots and fires!

    Something rather revolutionary has taken place at the 2009 Robubusiness conference in Boston that may be the final realization of the concept of Robocop. The first of the two robots specializes in bomb diffusing, and it does so with surgical precision. This robot comprises of a wheeled platform called Segway’s RMP 50 Omni which has…

  • Segway and GM announce the PUMA mini electric vehicle

    Segway and GM on have announced a new joint project dubbed P.U.M.A., which stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility that aims to create two-wheeled car replacements for cities. These P.U.M.A. transporters would carry two passengers and reach speeds between 25 mph and 35 mph. It has a range of 35 miles (56 km), a…

  • Toyota Winglet – Personal Transport system is coming to kick Segways butt

    Toyota Winglet – Personal Transport system is coming to kick Segways butt

    Toyota today announced the development of the “Winglet”, a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position. The Toyota Winglet (still being refined) is designed to contribute to society by helping people enjoy a safe and fully mobile life, the Winglet is a compact next-generation everyday transport tool that offers advanced ease of use…

  • Segway Inventor Makes Water Regenerator

    Segway Inventor Makes Water Regenerator

    The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. A second Earth Day, which was founded by U.S. politician Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in the late 1960s, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22.…