The original Segway, yes, the one we often see lagging behind in mall security, will hit the end of the road in July.
Gizmodo first reported the disappearance of the scooter’s self-balancing on Tuesday, noting that the contraption has not been a top-seller. Segway creator Dean Kamen sold the company to China’s Ninebot in 2015, and the Segway OG only accounted for 1.5% of its revenue in 2019. So it was time to get the machine out.
Segway did not immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment on the disappearance of the mobility vehicle.
Although the Segway was destined to revolutionize mobility when it debuted in 2001, the $ 5,000 vehicle price made it difficult to sell. Still, it was an incredibly agile machine that balanced and only required minimal driver movement to power the battery-powered scooter type.
While the Segway that many of us know will leave the world on July 15, parent company Ninebot still plans to create mobility machines. In fact, he showed the newthat type of egg seems on wheels. Tilt is not required like the original Segway as it uses a control knob and .
But we salute the original Segway. He was a little ahead of his time.