SegWay

Self-balancing adult Scooter designed by Dean Kamen

http://segway.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway_HT

Dean Kamen has stated that 500 million car (AutoMobile) trips per day in the United States are less than 5 miles (8 km) and single-passenger, and that if only a percentage of those used a tiny electric "car" instead, the positive effects could be considerable. (Global Warming)

The company was rumored to expect to sell between 50,000 and 100,000 units in the first year, but six months later, by September (2003), only 6,000 units had been sold ($36M in sales)... Although the company has faced disappointments, as of 2005, Segway Inc. is working to increase its sales, likely currently ~$10M/month.

Competing with Bicycle? The SegWay can go on the Side Walk, but in NYC there's not lots of room there.

Trevor Blackwell build an Open Source SegWay; first version of software was in Python


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