Segway introduced the S-Pod mobile scooter chair

For CES 2020, the Segway brand has prepared a new type of personal vehicle - the self-balancing movable seat. It is called the Segway S-Pod and is designed for short, comfortable rides.

Most of all, the Segway S-Pod looks like a massive 150 kg chair, to which they attached a pair of large wheels and a few more small retractable ones - for balancing during difficult maneuvers. To change the direction of movement, the already familiar principle of shifting the center of gravity is used here, but the user does not need to bend over, control is carried out through a special joystick. It is reported that the chair can reach speeds of up to 40 km / h and travel up to 70 km on a single charge.

The obvious disadvantage of the Segway S-Pod is the lack of a roof and the ability to move only on a flat surface. At the same time, the device is much more massive than an electric scooter or a bicycle with a power plant, but it is inferior in driving performance to even the simplest scooter. However, the manufacturer himself is positioning the new car as a means of moving the "last mile" - from a public transport stop to the office door or between university campuses.