Segway launches smart, self-balancing personal transporters
05 September 2017
Segway has announced two new self-balancing personal transporters to be added to their consumer product line: the Segway miniLITE and the miniPLUS.
This forms the new mini-series collection, along with Segway’s current product, the miniPRO.
“Our vision is to change the way people travel. We want to make travelling and personal mobility an enjoyable and unique experience as well as simply an environmentally-friendly way to get from point A to B,” said Dennis Hardholt, President of Segway Europe B.V. “By introducing our mini-series, we not only integrate connected transportation and technology into individuals’ lives, we now offer products for all the family to use on a daily basis.”
miniLITE - The Segway miniLITE has a maximum speed of 16 km/h, with a range of approximately 18 km, and can be precisely steered with the knee control bar. It features customisable LED lights and the knee control bar is doubling as a handle to easily lift the miniLITE, while the fool-proof rider detection prevents riders from falling. Wider and larger wheels have been designed to make this a comfortable yet sturdy product to travel over tougher terrains while maintaining balance. This is a safe alternative to the hoverboard.
miniPLUS - The Segway miniPLUS has special features including the ‘Follow Me’ mode which can be enabled through the remote control, meaning this product is designed not only as a vehicle but doubles as a travel companion. The self-balancing miniPLUS can reach up to 20km/h and travel up to 35km*. Additionally, like all the products in the mini-series, riders can personalise their ride with customisable LED lights.
Stay smart and up-to-date
Both additions to the mini-series can monitor statistics and vehicles through the Ninebot by Segway app. The app makes it possible to check speed, mileage, and battery status, and it enables users to be updated and connected with other users nearby.
Recently, Segway also announced two new smart electric KickScooters with enhanced range and speed. The ES1 and ES2 are both lightweight, and feature a one-touch folding system, allowing riders to practically commute or just ride for fun. The speed differs from 20 km/h for the ES1 to 25 km/h for the ES2 and can even be expanded to 30 km/h with the additional battery. The KickScooters include features such as cruise control, anti-lock braking system and rear shock absorption.
IFA and IAA 2017
Segway is at IFA 2017 and is located in Hall 7.2a. Visitors are welcome to visit the booth for a product demonstration on the test track. For more information, visit this link from Segway.
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