Segway unveils an electric pod inspired by Jurassic World that balances on two wheels
Segway unveils Jurassic World-inspired electric pod controlled by a joystick on the seat and top speeds of 25 miles per hour
- The new all-electric vehicle from Segway is comparable to the gyrosphere in Jurassic World
- This two-wheeled vehicle is called ‘S-Pod’ and is driven by a joystick on the seat
- It can reach top speeds of 25 miles per hour and travel 44 miles with one load
Segway was inspired by Jurassic World for a new personal transporter – a pod that looks like the gyrosphere.
This electric vehicle, called S-Pod, allows drivers to sit comfortably while driving the machine on two wheels with the help of a small joystick attached to the seat.
The S-Pod can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour and travel about 44 miles with one load.
Just like the original Segway scooter, the S-Pod also balances on two wheels while it drives.
However, a smaller third wheel has been added at the front on which the vehicle can rest when it comes to a halt.
Riders simply move a small joystick on the seat to guide the pod – similar to how the gryosphere in Jurassic World worked.
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The S-Pod is an electric vehicle that allows riders to sit comfortably while driving the machine on two wheels using a small joystick on the seat. The S-Pod can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour and travel about 44 miles with one load
For those who don’t feel comfortable using the joystick, the control panel can be removed, allowing the S-Pod to be controlled remotely.
The vehicle can reach speeds of almost 25 miles per hour and depending on the terrain, you can drive 44 miles.
The company told it The edge that the S-Pod will debut in the third quarter of 2020 and that it plans to sell it to the public thereafter, possibly in 2021 – a price for the vehicle has yet to be revealed.
The S-Pod debuts next week at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Just like the original Segway scooter, the S-Pod also balances on two wheels while it drives. However, a smaller third wheel has been added at the front on which the vehicle can rest when it comes to a halt
The company will also exhibit a new electric moped and a new electric scooter during the event.
Developed in collaboration with Ninebot, a Chinese robotics and transport company that acquired Segway in 2015, the models are intended for medium to long-distance use, in contrast to the original, self-balancing standing transporter from Segway.
The most powerful variant of the Ninebot eScooter, the E200P, uses dual lithium-ion batteries, achieves top speeds of 62 mph, goes from 0 to 25 mph in three seconds and can travel up to 124 miles with a single charge.
The eMoped is available in three variants, all of which use lithium-ion batteries.
Segway got inspiration from Jurassic World for a new personal transporter – a pod that looks like the gyrosphere (photo)
The company is also set to display a new electric moped (photo) and a new electric scooter during the event
The least expensive model delivers a range of 24 miles, while the most expensive model travels 46 miles without recharging.
A mid-range option runs for 37 miles.
All three models reach a top speed of 25 km per hour and are supplied with pedals to ensure that users can keep moving even after the battery is empty.
WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE NOT AS GREEN AS THEY SEEM
Electric vehicles produce toxic emissions that contribute to Britain’s air pollution problem, experts have warned.
Microscopic particles that pollute the air are produced by all vehicles – even zero-emission electric cars, which are marketed based on their green data.
Air pollution is linked to the early deaths of nearly 64,000 people a year in the UK.
Experts have warned that electric cars produce microscopic particles that contribute to Britain’s air pollution problem. (Stock Image)
Diesel cars are blamed for producing the majority of small particles and nitrogen oxides that harm human health.
But scientists say gasoline, hybrid, and electric vehicles are also to blame because many of these particles come from the plastics in modern tires and brakes that are thrown into the air when they are worn away.
The findings, which will be revealed in the Dispatches program of Channel 4, even showed that “zero-emission” electric cars released microscopic particles. (Stock Image)
The findings, which will be revealed tonight in Channel 4’s Dispatches program tonight, are from an experiment conducted by scientists at King’s College London.
They measured the exposure to air pollution of more than 50 pupils from a primary school in North London and discovered that nitrogen dioxide on their trip to school was 53 percent higher than the legal limit.
But plastic pollution from tires and brakes was also a major problem