At the recently concluded CES 2020, Segway-Ninebot brought to the show with the recently revealed Ninebot eScooter and eMoped, Segway SSV-Villain ATV and Dirt eBike. It was exciting and all, but nothing beats the rather controversial, much talked about Segway-Ninebot S-Pod Personal Transporter.
As you can see, it is like the good’ol self-balancing Segway, except this time, you get to be seated. Segway said S-Pod drew its inspiration from Jurassic World Gyroshpere, but we beg to differ. It actually looked like S-Pod has taken a page off Pixar’s Wall.E (2008). Specifically, the levitating chair used by the overweight population onboard the spaceship Axiom? Yeah. That floating chair, except S-Pod has wheels.
No shit. Did Pixar accurately predicted the future??? Seriously, that’s how people going to get around in future? Instead of, like, using the good’ol legs that have served us well since the beginning of time? Possibly.
Segway-Ninebot said S-pod was inspired by this:
But we think it more closely resemble these:
Jokes aside, Segway S-Pod is packed with tech. At the heart of this futuristic personal transporter is an adaptive center-of-gravity automatic control system. It lets you control the vehicle and also adjust the speed at which it could do as fast as 24 mph (39 km/h) – all by fiddling with the knob.
That’s one step down from the floating chair of Wall.E which appeared to be autonomous, but I’d say we are not far off. No words on when Segway-Ninebot S-Pod Personal Transporter will hit the market, but reassure that its arrival is imminent. Folks, welcome to the future.
On a related news, Segway apparently also brought its first electric sports bike to the show, the previously reported Apex (pictured above). Though, strangely, we find no one reporting on it. Perhaps, the S-Pod has taken away too much limelight?
Segway-Ninebot isn’t calling a sports bike or superbike. Segway-Ninebot is calling the Apex a “super scooter” (but really, it doesn’t even look like on) and it allegedly has a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h) and makes 0-60 (0-97 km/h) in mere 2.9 seconds. In any case, here’s a video of the Apex promo video.
Featured image: Segway Inc..