- Product Type: Personal Transportation Device
The biggest question we have for the makers of the Segway is, well, why? Launched in 2001, the Segway did not make “headway” for a bit. Initial tests for the public went well, and many were interested in the novelty of this device. Not to mention, the appearance was kind of out there. It seemed futuristic, which essentially made it seem like something you’d see everywhere in major cities. The real problems were clear though. The high price for the item made it hard to afford. Another issue was its practical application. Where would it be used? It seemed to only have a few speeds, and body weight essentially allowed it to move faster as you moved forward. This only made larger users harder to accommodate, and the potential accidents that could happen were abundant.