Statistics of medical services in the United States for 2015-2016 points to 25,854 cases of child injuries caused by problems with driving on hoverboards, gyro-paceters and the like. For those fifteen years that have passed since the appearance of the first “segway”, the world of personal electric vehicles has advanced far in the opposite direction from safety. And this trend has recently appeared a new direction of development, announced by the same Segway.
Strategy of the company: it is necessary to make new devices easier, cheaper and easier to manage, all the rest – the care of the user. In a recent commercial from Segway the main characters put on helmets, which is rare in real life, but they ignored the elbow pads and knee pads. And their feet in shoes simply stand on self-propelled platforms, without fastening – the authors of the novelty called Drift W1 present it as one of its advantages.
He got up and drove off, not caring to move his legs, as the main work would be done by an electric motor. This category of devices is generally called e-Skates, but this is provided that Segway wins the competition in the company InMotion. Otherwise, the motorbikes will be called Hovershoes – the Chinese showed their version a month ago and detailed the characteristics, while the Americans keep everything secret.
There is no information either about the price or about the beginning of sales of the Drift W1, but Segway was transparently hinted that this model is only the first-born in the e-Skates series. Probably, everything will clear up during the exhibition IFA 2018, which will be held in August in Berlin.