The Dean is the inventor of this step, which he called ?? Segway Human Transporter ?? has given. At the end of 2001 he presented his invention of the television network ABC. This step looks like a futuristic lawn mower, a cross between a scooter and a scooter, but Kamen calls it self-balancing vehicle.
He claims in the firm conviction that the Segway ?? will do the same for the car, if the car ever horse and carriage has meant ??.
In a nutshell:
- 2003, Amazon will be the first Segway on the market for business use; asking $ 4950, -
- In 2005, there are presented three new models; Cross Terrain Segway, Segway Golf Transporter, Segway PT i Series
- In 2006, again a number of new models on the market with more power and improved performance. The flagship ?? ??, the Segway i2 is available in two colors, white and black. Also, new lithium-ion batteries come onto the market, making the PT reaches a maximum speed of 39 km per hour.
The Segway gets going when it stands and leans forward. To stop doing exactly the opposite, hanging back. Send comes with a handle. The scooter is quiet, very environmentally friendly and suitable for bumpy roads, rough terrain and are able to climb curbs. All this thanks to the hard rubber wheels.
Within the space of a few minutes, it is possible for everyone to be able to ride this machine. There seems to fall off simply not be possible.
The hardening of the Segway is composed of a series of 5 gyroscopes and 10 powerful microprocessors. These ensure the balance of the scooter, by measuring one hundred times per second how the driver moves fit the scooter itself constantly.
The battery stops at a continuous operation, there is already after 4 hrs on the first versie's, and at this time can be made up to 18 km.
The first Segway was even offered $ 5,000, -. Prices are in the year 2007 are all above the ?? 5000, -.
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Many judges, particularly from big cities, it was not quite agree with this measure, it is a way to pedestrians mobile, and of course it is also a solution for many disabled people,
In October 2007, Minister Eurlings of incorrectly indicated that he intends to allow the scooter on bike paths. He expects that by 2009 the Segway on public roads may go away, and the disabled may use the sidewalk.
In Italy, Spain and France already ride the Segway on public roads.
- The inventor Dean Kamen in his basement are a steam engine once owned by Henry Ford
- The staff at the Disney cruise ship has already been tested in step 2003
- Serfaus in the Austrian driving about 10 of these steps around. The vehicle is great to travel in the mountains, where not toiled or need to be sweating, but quietly relax zapped is up.