Segway life of the brakes on its flagship products



Segway, which boldly claims that its two-wheeled personal transport will completely change the way people get around, the end of its production the name of the vehicle.

Segway PT, popular with tourists and police officers may better understand its high-profile collapse, will retire on July 15, the company said in a statement.

“In its first decade, the Segway PT to become a staple in the security and law enforcement, is regarded as an effective and efficient private vehicles,”said Judy Tsoi, Segway President, in a statement, noting that in the past decade, it gained popularity for vacationers of the major cities in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

But the Segway, it comes with a stand-up passengers in a wide range of platforms, accounting for less than 1. 5%of the company’s revenue last year. The company said that 21 employees will be laid off, and another 12 employees will leave in two months to one year, and five will continue in Bedford, New Hampshire facility.

“This decision is not easily made, and the current global pandemic did not affect production and sales, this is not a decisive factor in our decision,”Cai said.

Traffic revolution inventor Dean Kamen envisioned when he founded the company in 1999 never took off. This car’s original sticker price of about $ 5,000 is a barrier for many customers. It is also challenging to ride because the rider has to be balanced at a particular angle of the vehicle to move forward. If the rider’s weight shifts too much in any direction, it can be easy to lose control, and vehicle hand-off. They are banned in some cities, because the user can easily lose control, if their is imbalance of normal.

“What do they think of the market when they built this when they designed it and asked:”Marianne Keller, principal at Mary Ann Keller&Associates. “My impression is they are talking about this liquidity. How do you think this is something big and expensive will be the personal mobility?”

Ten months after buying the company in 2009, the British millionaire Jim Heselden, died after the car he was riding careened off a 30-foot high cliff not far from his country produced in the North of London. He is 62 years old.

In 2003, President George W. Bush to avoid the injury after the collapse of a car at his parents ‘ summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A photographer rode a car ran over a bolt in 2015 as the Jamaican Sprinter did a victory lap after winning a 200 metres race in Beijing. The Bolt was not injured, later joking about the incident.

In 2017, the Segway into the motorcycle business, just as light, inexpensive and easy to most two-wheelers in the city streets. Rider 38. 5 million people in the common electric scooters in 2018, according to the National Association of city transportation officials.

Segway foray into the scooter may be a sign which the original PT’s days were numbered.

“This may be over-hyped before launch, and when it starts, it is this, it’s not going to work on the city sidewalks”Keller said.



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