Items tagged with Segway

Google released a statement today apologizing for the actions of a Chrome advertising campaign it commissioned and kicked off just a few days ago. As an apology, the company has deprecated Chrome's page ranking; searching for "browser" doesn't return a direct link to Google Chrome until several pages worth of results. This brouhaha kicked off when SEO Book found that searching for the phrase "This post is sponsored by Google" returned hundreds of results, all talking up Google Chrome and all pointing at the browser's download page. Worse, many of the posts had little-to-nothing to do with Google... Read more...
James Heselden, the late Segway company owner, died last weekend. It was ironic in two ways: he died after driving his ruggedized Segway off a cliff and into the River Wharfe, and he was about to be honored for donating 1,000 Segways to U.S. veterans. Jerry Kerr, president and co-founder of Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT) said: "We were so looking forward to thanking Jimi in person and are pained that we will not be able to do so. Jimi's tragic death is a staggering loss." DRAFT sponsors the Segs4Vets program, which provides Segway transporters to help injured veterans become... Read more...
The British owner of the Segway company, who had purchased the company less than a year ago, in December 2009, from inventor Dean Kamen, has died in a freak accident, driving the vehicle off a cliff. Jimi Heselden was 62. Heselden was reportedly using the Segway to inspect the grounds of his property, when he plunged off a cliff and into the River Wharfe. He was using a special ruggedized country version of the Segway.  The only word that could be used to describe such an accident, with the Segway transporter, which was designed to be safe and (more or less) un-tippable, is ironic. A spokesman... Read more...
Best Buy: it's the place you go when you need a new GPU, a new HDD, a new stick of RAM or a new notebook when time is tight and you can't bother to shop around. Soon, however, it'll be the go-to place for electric vehicles. You read right, electric vehicles.As the big box retailer looks to broaden its horizons, it will soon begin offering "green vehicles" in select stores. In fact, it has already started the program up in a few locations, with 19 stores in west coast states (Oregon, Washington and California) offering up electric scooters, electric bicycles and Segway transporters. Things are set... Read more...
Just because General Motors (GM) might be hurting from the recession, does not mean that the company still can't invest in R&D and pursue future technologies. The company's latest endeavor, however, is a bit of a departure from its popular SUVs and other gas-guzzling vehicles. GM is partnering with none other than Segway to develop an electric-powered, two-wheeled, two seat, urban transportation device. GM and Segway officially unveiled a prototype of this new vehicle in New York City today, which they are calling "Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility)." This early prototype... Read more...