Q: What is a Segway?
A: A Segway is a unique mode of transportation that balances on two wheels. It has a complex system of computers and motors that keep it balanced when turned on and respond to cues from the rider to move.
Q: How does a Segway work?
A: The motors and computers in the Segway keep it balanced. Sensors respond to cues from the rider to tell it how to move. If the rider leans forward, the machine moves forward; if the rider leans back, it goes backwards. It is steered by pressure on the handles; if the rider leans on the right handlebar it turns right, if he leans on the left it turns left.
Q: How fast can a s Segway go?
A: Segways have a maximum speed of about twelve miles per hour.
Q: What are Segways used for?
A: Segways are used for transportation, usually over a certain area like a corporate office park, amusement park, or a specified part of a city. There need to be usable sidewalks and ramps, so their range of use can be limited. Some disabled people can use a Segway instead of other assistive devices. They are also used by some cities as tools for police and fire fighters.
Q: Are Segways safe?
A: Generally yes. It is recommended that riders wear a bicycle helmet to prevent injury in the even they fall off. The software was modified to automatically slow the device when the battery level drops to a certain level, as ignoring a low battery warning could lead to falling.
Q: Are there different models of Segway?
A: Yes, there are a number of different models available based on the experience of the rider and what they intend to use it for. Different models have different maximum speeds, turning radii, and even come in different colors.