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February 4, 2010

Segway Singapore


The Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) is smart, fun transportation for people who understand that commuting doesn’t have to be a trip down a stressful road. Instead, it can be a pleasant, leisurely glide down your town’s sidewalk!


The Segway PT is a sensible, easy-to-use alternative to getting into your automobile for a commute that may be just a few kilometers down the road. The Segway PT can be a cost-effective alternative to cars or scooters. The Segway PT is also far less expensive to own than a vehicle, saving some people many thousands of dollars on costs like fuel, insurance, maintenance, and parking. And at the equivalent of getting 450 miles per gallon, the Segway PT is economical and virtually maintenance-free.
In addition to commuting, the Segway PT is fun to ride for an errand downtown or a trip to the park. The Segway PT is at home anywhere people walk-on sidewalks and crosswalks, in parks and on gravel trails, or in most other public spaces. By using a Segway PT to get to work, though, you help reduce congestion in your local town and save money doing it. All the while, you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. We call it “the Segway smile.” You’ll call it fantastic!


The Segway PT was designed from the ground-up by engineers who understand that simplicity in elegant engineering results in an amazingly intuitive product. Because of our attention to detail, the Segway PT doesn’t require any kind of special license in most countries, and it can be ridden safely and freely on many sidewalks and other pedestrian friendly areas (check your local laws to be sure). Everything about it-from the minimal amount of room it takes up on a sidewalk to the way it moves and balances-was designed to look, act, and feel like a pedestrian. It runs quietly, and is about as wide as a person’s shoulders. Just like a person, the Segway PT can turn in place and balance when moving or standing still. Incidental contact with objects is no sweat due to the Segway PT’s lightweight frame, specially designed tires, and redundant systems that instantaneously respond to the slightest action. Rest assured that its outward simplicity is powered by sophisticated technology inside.


All Segway PT’s have been engineered from the ground-up to operate under a wide range of conditions. The electronics, batteries, motors and all other critical components are environmentally sealed to protect them from harsh and changing environments. The Segway PT has been extensively tested to withstand vibration, varying temperatures, and exposure to moisture. And it requires minimal maintenance-just check the tire pressure and keep its battery charged. That’s it! #

I came across some Segways some days ago while at Changi Airport Terminal 3. I was wondering, if Segways are meant to promote eco-friendly commuting… then why are they being rented out for rides at $10 a go? Kinda ridiculous. Kids do it for fun, without actually learning the significance of a technology like that. I find that it’s a real waste of technology to have them rented out for $10/3 rounds in that “green” area, carpetted green to highlight the “green” nature of the technology. Sure it’ll be great when Segways replace cars and bikes… but for fun without the educational purpose?


Changi Airport Terminal 3

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