If you’ve always wondered how Segway’s were manufactured, then check out this interesting “How it’s Made” segment. Video after the break.
Users lean forward to go forward, lean back to go backward, and turn by using a “Lean Steer” Handlebar, leaning it left or right. Segway PTs are driven by electric motors at up to 5.6 m/s (12.5 mph/20 km/h). Gyroscopic sensors, are used to detect tilting of the device which indicates a departure from perfect balance. Motors driving the wheels are commanded as needed to bring the PT back into balance