Segway S-Pod Self-Balancing Wheelchair
The Segway S-Pod looks like a cross between the Wall-E hoverchair and Professor X’s wheelchair. It’s officially described as a first-class smart transporting pod for enclosed campuses such as airports, theme parks and malls. This self-balancing electric vehicle features an adaptive center-of-gravity automatic control system and electric motors capable of hitting a top speed of 24.8 mph.

Four hours and $15 later, geek Ricky Brigante managed to turn a Segway i2 Personal Transporter into something you’d expect to see in TRON. Surprisingly enough, “using only white 2″ reflective tape, a strand of blue LED Christmas lights and some electrical tape, Brigante took the plain black matte finish of his Segway and artfully applied the design using a mock-up model he made in Photoshop as a guide.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

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Segway Inc. has partnered with Bird Group to enter India’s consumer market. Currently, two models are planned for release, the X2 and i2. The X2’s “deeply treaded tires, scratch resistant fenders and higher ground clearance give you a smooth, stable ride, and the durability you’ve come to expect from Segway.” Video after the break.

Segways aren’t just for riding around the block anymore, as professional motorcross racer James Stewart Jr. shows just what the vehicle can do on a supercross track. Continue reading to watch.

It seems super easy, at least until you see a non-supercross champ try it and fail miserably.

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At first glance, it may look like a wooden Segway, but it’s actually a custom version that “ditches the electric motor in favor of Fred Flintstone-esque motoring techniques.” Video after the break.

The crazy part? Its creator even took the time to hand craft a step-by-step guide to building your own, which undoubtedly foreshadows the real human transporter revolution.

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GM has partnered with Segway, Inc. to produce the P.U.M.A., which “is basically a sit-down version of the Segway that can actually carry two or more passengers with a top speed of 35mph and a range of 35 miles.” Video after the break.

Since the P.U.M.A. is self-balancing, we felt way less force when accelerating and decelerating than we would in a car, since our body was being “leaned” into it instead of pulled along.

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