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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

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 5, 2020 07:03 am CST - 1 min, 17 secs reading time

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.

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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.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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