Segway is making a self-balancing electric pod for adults

Segway's new EV prototype will let you roll around like Professor X from X-Men.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Jan 5 2020 7:03 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

CES 2020 - Segway is making waves at CES 2020 this year, teasing off its new prototype electric vehicle that it is calling the S-Pod -- and it looks like a wild ride.

Segway is making a self-balancing electric pod for adults | TweakTown.com

Segway teamed with Ninebot on the new prototype TV that weighs 330 pounds and has a top speed of 24.8 miles per hour, while in its current prototype state it has up to 43.5 miles of travel in it from its battery. Segway's new S-Pod is a personal transport vehicle that the company describes as a "first-class smart transporting pod".

The S-Pod is powered by gyroscopic, self-balancing technology that makes sure you'll never fall out of it -- and while the original Segway could be controlled by leaning forward or to the side, the new S-Pod has its movement manipulated with a tiny joystick in the right side of the seat for maximum laziness. Segway says it'll also have a detachable built-in pad, too.

Segway also teased that we could expect a future model or updated S-Pod with autonomous driving, if the S-Pod didn't make you lazy enough. It's totally part Wall-E, the wheelchair Professor X uses in X-Men, and the Gyrosphere from Jurassic World -- and I love it. I don't know if it's for me, but it would be interesting to see these on the road, that's for sure.

The new Segway S-Pod will be on display at Segway's booth at CES 2020 this week, with plans to begin selling it in 2021.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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