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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 48. The Personal Transporter: Segway Human Transporter

For a long time, personal transportation has been mostly limited to bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles. These are highly effective for long-distance commuting and outdoor road use but are often inappropriate for short distances, indoor transportation, or maneuvering in confined or crowded spaces. This is where a new product from a company named Segway comes in. The Segway HT, which stands for Human Transporter, is a self-balancing human transporter (Figure 48-1; Plate 17). The self-balancing feature is one of the reasons the device can easily integrate into these transportation scenarios where the other machines cannot readily go. Driving a car or a motorcycle inside a building ...

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