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Title: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: cosworth151 on June 25, 2020, 03:26:27 PM
When introduced, it was going to "change urban transportation." It became known as the "dork dolly."

Segway announced that it is stopping production of it's 2 wheeled PT. I wonder if the downfall of shopping malls had anything to do with it. After all, I can't remember the last time I saw a Segway PT that didn't have a mall cop riding it.

https://www.engadget.com/segway-to-end-pt-production-144305244.html
Title: Re: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: John S on June 25, 2020, 03:39:28 PM
Well it lasted longer than the ubiquitous Sinclair C5.  :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sinclair_C5_with_high_vis_mast.jpg
Title: Re: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: Alianora La Canta on June 28, 2020, 08:47:41 AM
When introduced, it was going to "change urban transportation." It became known as the "dork dolly."

Segway announced that it is stopping production of it's 2 wheeled PT. I wonder if the downfall of shopping malls had anything to do with it. After all, I can't remember the last time I saw a Segway PT that didn't have a mall cop riding it.

https://www.engadget.com/segway-to-end-pt-production-144305244.html

The government suggested we should all get one a few months back. I guess nobody else opted for that either...
Title: Re: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: Andy B on June 28, 2020, 09:29:44 AM
Death Machines as they were called after my Brother-in-law came off one and broke his wrist.
I've done some good tours on them with Munich probably being the best.
Title: Re: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: Jericoke on June 28, 2020, 02:55:44 PM
The cost is the main thing.

You can buy a beater car for less than a Segway.
Title: Re: End of the Road for Segway
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2020, 03:02:01 PM
I guess they didnít patent the software that runs them.  There are so many other 2 and even 1 wheeled gadgets out there now.  The Segway like wheel chairs are becoming more and more popular here.
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