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Segway Fine For Factories But Not For Cities

A famed inventor tests the Segway and, though impressed with the electric scooter, says that it is not suitable for sidewalks.
August 11, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the fabled C5 electric tricycle, road tests the revolutionary Segway scooter... and announces secret plans for another pioneering new personal transporter....In America, the Segway is becoming the method of transportation du jour for workers who would otherwise have to walk long distances. Postmen in Florida, police officers in Boston and staff at Disney World are among those to have been issued with the upright electric scooter....He is convinced there is a gap in the market for his new invention, declaring the Segway unsuitable for British streets."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 in BBC News
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