Adulting has never been smoother.
Personal transporter company Segway-Ninebot has created the S-Pod, a “safe, self-balancing vehicle” inspired by the Gyrosphere car from “Jurassic World” — and it looks a lot like a mobile La-Z-Boy.
The traveling chair is intended for use in “enclosed campuses such as airports, theme parks and malls,” according to a press release. Gizmodo notes the wheelchair — which is being marketed to able-bodied individuals — also looks quite a bit like an adult stroller. Still, Segway insists the tech is “game-changing” in the field of personal transport.
A navigation panel controls the ambulant seat, the speed of which is adjusted through a knob, which changes the pod’s center of gravity. “The rider does not need to physically lean forward and back to accelerate or slow down,” Segway says, noting the max speed is 24 mph. It’s one of a number of anti-tip strategies incorporated into the pod.
“The seating of the S-Pod offers wide-angle views that provide an expansive viewing field of passengers,” the release concludes.
The S-Pod will debut at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, alongside other new Segway products, including an eMoped — a small electric bike — and an eScooter, which is for mid- to long-range travel.