Segway Introduces New Line of Personal Transporters
14 August 2006
|The beefier cross-terrain x2.|
Segway has introduced its new generation of transporters: the Personal Transporter (PT) i2 and x2. The new models feature its new LeanSteer technology, which lets the rider turn by leaning. They also feature a new wireless InfoKey controller which powers the unit on and off, allows the rider to set its speed, includes an anti-theft system, and provides trip information.
The i2 is the new base unit, and, as its predecessor, relies on dual Valence Saphion lithium-ion battery packs for power. The range is the same as the older HT: 15 to 24 miles. The x2 is an all-terrain model, with all-terrain tires, a robust fender design, and specially tuned software. Range for the x2 is up to 12 miles off-pavement.
|LeanSteer enables steering by leaning.|
The major innovation is the LeanSteer technology, which allows the frame and handlebar to tilt left and right in response to a body’s natural inclination to lean into the desired direction of desired travel.
The LeanSteer frame is adjustable, and allows the Segway PT to fit in the trunk of many cars.
Segway offers i2 packages for police, commuter and cargo in addition to the base PT. The x2 offers packages for police, “Adventure”, and the golf course. Pricing starts at $4,995 for the base i2, $5,495 for the x2.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Segway Introduces New Line of Personal Transporters: