Better start perfecting your evil laugh, because version 1.0 of the high-backed, motorized evil genius chair of the future is here. Segway-Ninebot, makers of all manner of motorized personal vehicles, is showing off the S-Pod at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week, and we can’t wait to get in this thing with crossed legs and a hard look.
The S-Pod, is a Segway with a big, comfy chair on wheels — like other Segways, it has self-balancing capabilities, but adds an intuitive assistive navigation panel that makes it unnecessary to lean forward or back to speed up or slow down. The firm has also said that the Segway S-Pod will have an adaptive center-of-gravity automatic control system, which should mean that users will be able to speed up easily. Speaking of speed, this thing can go up to 23 mph, so just imagine the chase scene possibilities there.
Luke Gao, CEO of Segway-Ninebot, spoke about how the company looks to tackle the smart-cities of tomorrow.
In a statement, Mr. Gao said:
“Segway-Ninebot has established itself as a category leader in short distance transportation solutions, from innovative delivery robots to kickscooters now used in cities across the world. We are changing the way people move from place to place.”
The company has continued to grow over the past few years, with many of its products continuing to sell well. The technology start-up first met success with the Ninebot KickScooter MAX, which received over $4 million in funding on Indiegogo.
For the past several years, Segway-Ninebot has been developing a variety of lines, and they’re continuing to branch out at CES 2020. In addition to the S-Pod, their upcoming lineup will include a variety of off-road and recreational vehicles, along with updates to their Segways and traditional e-scooters.