Segway archive

  • Segway boss dies after rolling over cliff
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    Segway boss dies after rolling over cliff

    By 27 September 2010

    Segway boss, Jimi Heselden, has died after riding one of his own motorised two-wheelers over a cliff and into the River Wharfe while inspecting the grounds of his estate in North Yorkshire on Sunday 26 September. A passer-by found the multimillionaire...

  • VIDEO: Honda's U3-X redesigns the Segway
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    VIDEO: Honda's U3-X redesigns the Segway

    By 25 September 2009

    Honda has revealed its new personal mobility device, aimed at the elderly, ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. The U3-X, part unicycle, part Segway, is just at concept at this stage, but is a lot smaller than most other designs. The U3-X can stand up unsupported,...

  • Segway PT to feature in Wii Fit Plus
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    Segway PT to feature in Wii Fit Plus

    By 3 June 2009

    "The thrill" of riding a Segway PT will feature in Nintendo's just announced Wii Fit Plus game, the companies have revealed at E3. Segway has been collaborating with Nintendo on a module within the video game that will use the Wii Balance Board accessory...

  • Segway to create two-seater transporter: The PUMA
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    Segway to create two-seater transporter: The PUMA

    By 7 April 2009

    Segway, maker of the much mocked "Personal Transporter" is to join forces with American car manufacturer General Motors on a new electric vehicle. The funny-looking effort is dubbed the "Puma", that apparently stands for "personal urban mobility and accessibility"....

  • Limited edition Ferrari Segway?
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    Limited edition Ferrari Segway?

    By 24 October 2007

    It's seriously hard to believe that the luxury car marque has officially lent its branding to the two-wheeled "wonder" that it a Segway, but there you have it... Sadly no performance tweaks, but it's Ferrari-red and has the Scuderia logo and the handlebars...

  • Photo: Korean robot rides a Segway
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    Photo: Korean robot rides a Segway

    By 1 June 2007

    This humanoid robotic, Hubo, from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is no fool. The two-legged droid jumps on a Segway to scooter around at a cool 20km per hour. Well, it beats Asimo's 6km per hour sprint, but still - be interesting...

  • Two new Segways hit the road
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    Two new Segways hit the road

    By 14 August 2006

    Segway has brought out its second-generation scooter devices, the first update since the machine debuted in 2002. The devices are now available in two version, the i2 and the x2. The latter is styled as an all-terrain Segway suitable for off-roading thanks...