Remember the Pixar movie Wall-E about that robot left on earth to pick up trash? Remember how pretty much every human being in that movie was either fat or obese? Well those floating chairs that the humans used to get around is now a reality! Well, almost.
Segway’s latest product, the S-Pod is practically straight out of Wall-E except of course, it doesn’t float. The company actually took inspiration from that circular pod from Jurassic park to come up with the idea. The S-Pod is designed to be a comfortable last mile form of travel for smart cities of the future.
Made up of a pod suspended between two wheels, the ominous (or egg) looking chair is essentially a lounge chair on wheels. The vehicle is relatively simple to control. There’s a joystick on the right armrest which you press in the direction you want to go.
With all the innovative tech on display at CES, the last thing I would’ve imagined seeing is a lounge chair that moves but still, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun to mess around with. While the model at CES was capped at a top speed of 11km/h, the final version will be capable of going up to speeds of just below 40km/h for as far as 70km on a single charge! That’s how far I get on RM20 worth of petrol. Segway says the S-Pod is slated to launch commercially at the end of 2020, with a consumer version following suit. No word on the price though.