How Segways work

The Segway was invented by Dean Kamen, who presented the prototype in 2001. It is an electric traction-transport vehicle for individual locomotion, a very advanced technological concept, initially called Ginger. It is a sort of intelligent scooter that can start, stop, and reverse with simple movements of the passenger-driver body, slight bending forward or backward, and making curves with the help of a knob on the left-hand side of the handlebar. In the following model, called Segway PT, the steering was entrusted to the column that is no longer rigid, but tilt able to the right or left to induce the desired direction changes. The model equipped with the old steering system (Segway HT) is no longer in production. In the ...

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