The inventor Dean Kamen envisioned that it would create a transportation revolution but it was big and bulky and cost over $5,000 US dollars when it first went on the market.
Overdrive’s Transport planner, Brian Smith summarised its situation
It always struck me as a technological solution, looking for a problem and then not finding one and not letting that stop them a bit. I remember the hype about Segway. You know, the idea was going to change the world. And really all it was a replacement for walking, which wasn’t really a problem at all for most people. So, look, it ended up being a sort of a quirky toy, really, didn’t it?
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