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Author Topic: End of the Road for Segway  (Read 1580 times)

Offline cosworth151

End of the Road for Segway
« 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


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Re: End of the Road for Segway
« Reply #1 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
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 03:56:58 PM by John S »
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: End of the Road for Segway
« Reply #2 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...
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Offline Andy B

Re: End of the Road for Segway
« Reply #3 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.
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Offline Jericoke

Re: End of the Road for Segway
« Reply #4 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.

Offline Scott

Re: End of the Road for Segway
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 03:02:01 PM »
I guess they didn’t 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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