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The fall and rise of Segway

Segway – Ninebots Logo Evolution

🎬 The Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter invented by Dean Kamen and brought to market in 2001 as the Segway HT, subsequently as the Segway PT, and manufactured by Segway Inc. HT is an initialism for “human transporter” and PT for “personal transporter.”

Segway HT

📉  Ninebot, a Beijing-based transportation robotics startup rival, acquired Segway Inc. in April 2015, broadened the company to include other transportation devices, and announced in June 2020 it would no longer make a two-wheeled, self-balancing product.

🔁  In April 2021 Segway announced ultra-futuristic Apex H2 hydrogen-powered motorcycle.

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