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Ulykkesramt vehicle is sent to the grave

In the ages before coronakrisen it was not uncommon to meet a group of helmeted tourists on each of their Segway PT in the heart of Copenhagen.

As in several other european cities have the two-wheel means of transportation here represented an alternative to the sightseeing buses in several years, but soon there are no longer new models out on the storbystræderne.

the Manufacturer has, in fact, at short notice decided to stop samlebåndene 15. July.

This writes the news agency AP.

the Decision comes after nearly 20 years of production of the vehicle, which was launched back in 2001, under great media attention.

the Ambition was, according to the AP to revolutionize the way we are moving on, and Steve Jobs even stated in Time Magazine that the Segway PT would become as big as the pc'.

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How it went, however, not entirely. The news agency writes, that the vehicle from the outset had its price against themselves, just as it was also known to be notoriously hard to manage - with more accidents to follow.

the Most well-known and tragic may be an accident in 2009, where Segways owner, Jim Heselden, died when he drove over a cliff on his own two-wheeled means of transport. The UNITED states’former president George W. Bush and the athlete Usain Bolt has been involved in a Segway accident.

Segway-the name dies not, however, together with the two-wheel vehicle. Last year, the Segway PT only 1.5 percent of the manufacturer's revenue, as the Segway today to a far greater extent bet on the scooters.

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