Segway Technology and Advanced Development
At Segway, we develop systems; not individual components. It's an approach that combines expertise in the following areas:
That's fancy speak for the technology that enables balancing. It's proprietary and delivers incredible maneuverability (true zero turning radius), a small footprint and a fantastically unique riding experience.
In addition to being clean and extremely efficient, electric propulsion enables fine adjustments to be made to each wheel (for accurate turning and a smooth ride), and a precise, software-based approach to traction control and braking.
Smart battery management
Segway is one of the world's largest customers of large format batteries, and was at the forefront of the development of Lithium Ion batteries for transportation. We've learned a lot about the advanced sensing required to allow for more efficient energy use that leads to a longer battery life. Add in regenerative braking capability (recharging while decelerating) and that's some smart battery management.
You may feel as though the Segway PT can read your mind. It's not magic. It's the combination of propulsion, energy, inertial sensing and an incredibly straightforward user interface that enables a ride that will force you to hold back a smile. Hopefully someday you'll have a chance to try it out and feel good about your commute instead of fearing it.
Mechanical controls are so yesterday. We're all about using the latest in sensory technology to enable safe control through redundant systems that provide input for acceleration, braking, steering and other functions.
Straightforward user interfaces
When you feel it, you know it. Segway's approach to user control is that of minimalism. We want to encourage a natural connection between rider and machine. Our innovative sensing technologies allow us to look beyond traditional controls and deliver something better.
Get all the information you need about system operation through connected devices. Speed, battery life and other connectivity information are all conveyed over a secure wireless connection to a handheld device that can be mounted on the dash.
All of our products incorporate elements of our digital transportation architecture to provide an intuitive, electric, personal mobility experience like no other.
The Segway PT represents the next generation in clean, personal mobility, offering several advancements beyond our first generation models that make the ride even more efficient and productive than ever before.
Consumers can choose between the versatile and sleek flagship model, the Segway i2, the Segway x2 or six different fully equipped packages tailored to uses such as commuting and golf. The Segway i2 is a great way to enjoy the ride while commuting to work, running errands or just traveling a short distance where a car is more hassle than it's worth. The Segway x2 brings added versatility to your world, offering sturdy capability in rugged off-sidewalk terrains such as trails, bike paths or beachfronts. Not sure if a Segway PT is right for you? Take our Segway Compatibility Test to find the one that fits your lifestyle and adds an element of fun to your daily activities.
Businesses worldwide have discovered the increased mobility and enhanced productivity inherent to the versatile, reliable and durable Segway i2. The Segway i2 has been developed to excel in speed, range and maneuverability in varied environments. Packages tailored to the needs of security and commercial customers are available and an additional range of accessories can be added for true customization. Unsure if a Segway PT fits your business? Take the Segway Compatibility Test to learn how a Segway PT can address your business transportation needs, help you achieve your business goals and positively impact your bottom line.
Police and Security Agencies
Police and security agencies worldwide are using Segway products to patrol airports, transit stations, manufacturing facilities, shopping malls and campuses. Check out the versatile Segway i2 Police, optimized for policing needs with additional cargo and reflectivity options.
For businesses and security agencies operating in outdoor environments, the Segway x2 maximizes performance on diverse off-sidewalk terrain. Equipped with standard lithium-ion batteries and low-pressure tires, this rugged version of our venerable Segway PT makes tackling rough terrain a breeze.
The Segway Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) takes the performance and engineering prowess demonstrated in the Segway PT and adapts it to an even more durable package for robotics applications. Segway RMPs are extremely reliable and customizable transportation platforms that are suitable for moving heavy payloads in tight spaces over a wide a variety of terrain.
Segway is continually leveraging existing technologies and expertise to develop forward-thinking concepts that seek to address today's urban transportation challenges. While some solutions exist only in prototype form, they demonstrate the capabilities of technology that could be quickly developed and deployed.
In 2009, Segway announced the Project P.U.M.A. prototype as part of an ongoing collaboration with General Motors (GM) and recently introduced the EN-V Project in conjunction with GM/SAIC. Both concepts combine existing dynamic stabilization technology and electric propulsion, connectivity, and sensory capabilities to combat growing urban congestion and pollution issues.