Recently, Segway showed a new and upgraded version of the balance car, which was ridiculed by a netizen as a “wheelchair balance car” and added a canopy to be a car.
It is understood that this balanced car is called S-Pod. People no longer step on it but sit on it. It is more comfortable to travel. It is planned to be launched in 2021.
The S-Pod uses the same gyro self-balancing technology as the traditional Segway balanced car, but unlike the traditional Segway, the S-Pod is not driven by tilting forward, backward and sideways, but by the right side of the seat A small joystick to control. Segway says its self-balancing technology will always keep the chair level and the two-wheel design can quickly change direction even when stopped.
In addition, there is a small wheel in front of the two large wheels and two small wheels in the back, which is convenient for moving the balance car when it is not turned on. Segway also said that the S-Pod was inspired by the gyro in the movie Jurassic World, with a top speed of 24 miles (38.6 kilometers) per hour.
In 2018, the Xiaomi No. 9 balance car manufacturer officially announced its name change to “Segway-Ninebot”, of which Segway is a product brand that belongs to the PT (personal transportation) business line. Use self-balancing technology to target high-end, high-quality, business and commercial user groups. Ninebot is a product brand belonging to the PT (personal transportation) business line. Use non-self-balancing technology to target mid- to high-end, younger, and fashionable internet shopping people.