At the CES 2020 expo Segway, the company knows for its two-wheeled self-balancing scooters, unveiled the S-Pod, which is more like a wheelchair and a rather comfortable one designed to be used in airports, theme parks, campuses, and maybe even museums. The S-Pod, inspired by the gyrosphere from Jurassic World, has a joystick controller for navigation. The chair uses Segway’s self-balancing technology to maintain the pod’s level and change the direction when needed. The pod also automatically stops when it detects a change in the center of gravity, thus preventing it from tipping over.
The new Segway is an egg-shaped self-balancing wheelchair with a [checks notes] top speed of 24 miles per hour?? https://t.co/nPEXu2G8TF pic.twitter.com/gaqHfSId7B
— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) January 3, 2020
Segway says the S-Pod can climb on angles up to 10 degrees; it has a range of 43 miles and a top speed of 23 miles. While pricing is unknown, the S-Pod will be available for purchase towards the end of this year.
[Via: The Verge]