or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Segways in action
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Segways in action

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 


Caroline Fenimore, left, and Jennings Kilgore were among the Atlanta police officers testing the Segway, which can travel 15 miles on a single charge.



These cost about $9,000 each. Segways won't be available to consumers for another year. The average price is expected to be about $4,000.

Most are programmed to have a top speed of 12 mph.

<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/04/24/segway.testing/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/04/24/segway.testing/index.html</a>

[ 04-24-2002: Message edited by: Outsider ]</p>
post #2 of 13
1. What is wrong with walking?

2. Do they have donut-sonar?
post #3 of 13
Great- faster meter-maids. Just what we need.
"..do you remember where you parked the car?"
Reply
"..do you remember where you parked the car?"
Reply
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
I wonder if criminals will use sooped up Segways to outrun them.
post #5 of 13
Cops better get A LOT of training with these. I just don't see it replacing the average beat cop on the street. Bkes seem to be better with maneuverability and speed.

How do you dodge cars, bullets, bottles or rocks on a Segway? Weeble? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
I AM THE Royal Pain in the Ass.
Reply
I AM THE Royal Pain in the Ass.
Reply
post #6 of 13
Yes, weeble is the solution.

After all, weebles wobble but they don't fall down.
proud resident of a failed state
Reply
proud resident of a failed state
Reply
post #7 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by tmp:
<strong>Great- faster meter-maids. Just what we need. </strong><hr></blockquote>

faster meter maids? in savannah they drive electric cars, which are definately faster than segways. if anything this seems to be a step backwards from just about anything besides walking. And do we really need more out of shape cops?

post #8 of 13
Give the cops a deal:
"You can have a Segway, but you've gotta do PT every morning before you go out on your beat."
proud resident of a failed state
Reply
proud resident of a failed state
Reply
post #9 of 13
I actually think the Segway is a neat device, but in many localities it's illegal to used a powered device on the sidewalk. Which mean that I'm taking a risk driving one of these things down the road, not to mention all the attention it would draw. Personally I don't want hordes of people staring at me as I Segway (is that a verb) my way to work everyday. But maybe I'm just shy.
20" iMac G5, 2 GB Ram, OS X 10.4.11, .Mac
Reply
20" iMac G5, 2 GB Ram, OS X 10.4.11, .Mac
Reply
post #10 of 13
A few more questions:

1. Do you need an operator's license?
2. Do you need insurance?
3. Is this subject to the personal property tax?
4. How do you keep people from stealing it?
5. Where do you park it - in spots for motorcycles or in a regular car spot?
6. Can I drive it on the roads and do I have same rights/responsiblities as a car? Can I take it on a bike path?
20" iMac G5, 2 GB Ram, OS X 10.4.11, .Mac
Reply
20" iMac G5, 2 GB Ram, OS X 10.4.11, .Mac
Reply
post #11 of 13
Hmm, How long will it take for Fox to have "The worlds scariest Segway chases" show? <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
post #12 of 13
[quote]Most are programmed to have a top speed of 12 mph.
<hr></blockquote>

Sounds like a project for my friend Stack and I. Oh, we'll have a 30mph Segway.
Cat: the other white meat
Reply
Cat: the other white meat
Reply
post #13 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by ThinkingDifferent:
<strong>Hmm, How long will it take for Fox to have "The worlds scariest Segway chases" show? <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL!
"All good things must come to an end."
Reply
"All good things must come to an end."
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Discussion
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › Segways in action