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Last updated: March 28, 2004 Translation by SegwayEuroTour
Ever since 14 April 2003 passers-by and drivers turn their heads. And
most of them have a smile (or is it a smirk) on their lips. Our Segway
Human Transporter is probably the first one in Lübeck, maybe even
in all of Germany. Many are amazed: What is that thing? Why doesn't it
tip over? How expensive? How fast? What range?
The official webpages of the manufacturer one can find at www.segway.com. A good description of the vehicle's technology is provided by an article from Extreme Tech. Hard-core fans are to be found at www.segwaychat.com and conduct their group-therapy in the Forum located there. Besides this there are videos for all situations, for example for one's first training-ride or trying it out or a professional sales video. Further background information is delivered in the one-hour lecture by Dean Kamen (requires the RealPlayer) at the Harvard Business School's Cyberposium, as well as the book "Code Name Ginger" by Steve Kemper, who observed the Segway's development from August, 1999, until January, 2001, and described the difficulties in forming and financing the start-up company. Whoever wants to know more can check out Gary S. Silver's link-list.
Part 1: Acquisition (Order,
Payment, Transport, Customs, Assembly)
Part 2: The First Three Months (Training, Demonstration, Inspection by the Police, Media Reports)
Part 3: Months Four Through Twelve (Accident, Bicycle-Computer, Business Card, Places to Purchase)