Ginger's Secrets Revealed: Will It Reshape Our Cities?

Inventor Dean Kamen reveals details about "Ginger" -- the mysterious transportation device that is rumored to be able to to change the world. Will it change the shape of our cities?
December 3, 2001, 12am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The mysterious transportation device known only as "Ginger" is a "two-wheeled battery-powered device designed for a single standing rider." "Nothing has happened at the level of the pedestrian to improve transportation since we invented the sneaker," Mr. Kamen said. "We think if you could integrate the Segway technology into cities it would be a universal win for everybody." The United States Postal Service plans to test it on mail routes. "[T]he City of Atlanta plans to use several dozen starting in February in an effort to reduce emissions and traffic congestion in its downtown area, where many employees drive three or four miles to work."

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Published on Monday, December 3, 2001 in The New York Times
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