Segway-Ninebot Unveils Futuristic New Personal Transportation Options

Remember the scene in Jurassic World where the protagonists tour the island and —spoiler alert — are eventually attacked by dinosaurs inside futuristic-looking gyrospheres?  Well, Segway was inspired by these vehicles to create the Segway S-Pod, a safe, self-balancing personal transportation vehicle built for enclosed campuses like airports and malls.  Segway-Ninebot is also debuting the new Kickscooter Air T15 as well.

While just a concept at this time, the Segway S-Pod is an exciting new design that offers passengers safe, quick transportation with a very minimal learning curve.  The S-Pod is self-balancing and is operated by an intuitive assistive navigation panel.  The S-Pod spins and rotates from the center, which makes the movement extremely smooth.  The S-Pod also offers wide-angle views for the rider, which is great for use in touristy areas. The rider does not need to physically lean forward and back to accelerate or slow down. S-Pod uses an adaptive center-of-gravity automatic control system to enable the passenger to easily adjust the speed by handling the knob to change the center of gravity in the pod. Also, since the “brake” is placed by the shift of the center of gravity, it eliminates the possibility of the S-Pod tipping over in any situation.

Check out the full S-Pod specs, below:

Product Features:

  • Self-balancing driving
  • Assistive navigation panel
  • Zero difficulty to learn. Easy to master.
  • Smooth rotation by the center
  • Full unblocked view for riders
  • Short wheelbase makes efficient operational space use
  • Vehicle incline and decline steadily

 

Specs Summary:

Dimension (Height x Width x Length) 1580 x 790 x 1400 mm
Max.Speed 24.8mph 40km/h
Net Weight 330.7lbs 150kg
Typical Range 43.5mi 70km
Climbing Angle 10° 10°

Segway-Ninebot’s new KickScooter Air T15 is the most compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient kickscooter ever made that’s designed to navigate city streets.  With the KickScooter, you simply kick and go.  To speed up, you kick again; to slow down, you just tap on the rear brake and the scooter will reduce speed.  It has smart sensors and processors that calculate the friction and condition of the road to ensure you maintain a constant speed.  The KickScooter Air T15 features a regenerative brake system that recycles energy from riding and distributes it to the motor when you need a boost.  The motor is a 300W hub motor that’s powerful enough to propel its rider up 15% slopes without slowing down.

The KickScooter Air T15 is light enough to carry with you on the bus or train at 22.09 pounds and can fold up to just 8.93″ x 36.81″ x 7.99″.  What’s neat about the design is that it only takes 7 seconds to fully fold up the KickScooter Air T15.  The folded size and weight make it an ideal scooter to take with you on your commute to help you travel that last mile quickly and easily.

Check out the KickScooter Air T15’s full specs:

Product Features:

  • Lightweight & Compact (22.09 lbs)
  • Smart sensors and processor for speed optimization
  • Regenerative brake system for energy recycling
  • The 300 Watt hub motor
  • Incline 15% without slowing down
  • Fold and unfold in a mere 7 seconds

Specs Summary:

Technical Specifications

  • Suggested retail price (USD): ~$799
  • Length (inches):
    • Unfold: 36.81 inches
    • Folded: 36.81 inches
  • Width (inches)
    • Unfold: 7.99 inches
    • Folded: 7.99  inches
  • Height (inches)
    • Unfold: 39.96 inches
    • Folded: 8.93  inches
  • Weight (ounces / pounds): 22.09 lbs
  • Payload: 220.5 lbs (100.0 kg)
  • Max. Speed: 12.4 mph
  • Range: 9.32 miles
  • Max. Slope: Approx. 15%
  •  Traversable Terrain: asphalt/flat pavement: obstacles < 0.4 in (1 cm);  gaps < 1.2 in (3 cm)
  • Operating Temperature: 14-104ºF (-10-40ºC)
  •  Storage Temperature: -4-122ºF (-20-50ºC)
  • IP Rating: IPX5
  • Duration of Charging: ~2.5 hours
  • Lithium Battery
    • Nominal Capacity: 144 Wh
    • Charging Temperature: 32-104ºF (0-40ºC)
    • Nominal Voltage: 36 VDC
    • Max. Charging Voltage: 42 VDC

 

Check out Segway.com for all of Segway-Ninebot’s latest products and releases. 

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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.