Testing Segway’s new strange (but fun) S-Way 2-wheeler
Segway’s most up to date self-adjusting vehicle looks weird, yet what’s going on? Segways have constantly made riders look like innovative simpletons. In any event in Segway’s most current vehicle, the egg-molded S-Pod wheelchair thing, you can wave at your haters from a serenely situated situation as you move on by.
Furthermore, I’ll stop for a minute: looking cool was the keep going thing at the forefront of my thoughts when I got the opportunity to drive the S-Pod around at Segway-Ninebot’s stall at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, since this thing is in reality a great deal of fun.
The S-Pod was reported toward the end of last week in front of CES, and it fills in as a kind of progressively loosened up otherworldly successor to the first Segway and its numerous cycles. It supposedly has a stunning top speed of 24 miles for every hour, however the unit I drove on the show floor was speed constrained to 7.5 mph. Also, it’s scheduled to be discharged in the second 50% of 2020, likely in armada structure first before any direct-to-shopper deals ever occur.
I saw the S-Pod as more fun than an outstanding Segway in light of the fact that there was no expectation to absorb information. There’s no compelling reason to discover your equalization, since the S-Pod is controlled with a joystick on the correct side of the seat. Push forward to go ahead, back to go backward, and to one side or right to turn set up. Moving the joystick somewhere in the range of 10 and 11 o’clock or 1 and 2 o’clock will let you turn left or right, individually, while looking after speed. In general, the S-Pod is by one way or another truly deft notwithstanding being what must be a moderately substantial bit of hardware.
Like its forerunners, the S-Pod has only a couple “highlights.” There was a light strip over my correct shoulder that conveys the battery level, and there are more lights on the back that fill in as blinkers. The shades of these lights can be modified utilizing a tablet that jumps out of the left armrest. There’s additionally a horn button, however that didn’t take a shot at the model I drove.
In any case, the most amazing thing about the S-Pod is that it is unshakable in spite of the way that the monster seat sits on only two wheels. It not even once felt like the S-Pod was going to tip over toward any path, paying little heed to whether I was halted or alternating around sharp corners. From the minute I turned on the S-Pod and it lifted me up into the dynamic position, it was anything but difficult to feel Segway’s numerous long periods of involvement in self-adjusting gyroscopic innovation.