Segway is Poised for Expansion in 2014

Become a Segway Dealer, Break Paradigms and Reap the Rewards

Did you know that today Segway’s international network includes 250 distributor, dealer and experience center retail points in 80 countries? There are also more than 1,000 thriving Segway PT Tours located in every corner of the globe.

However, in 2014 we’re poised for growth! More specifically, we’re focused on expanding our distribution network, particularly in the United States. Soon consumers will be able to purchase a Segway PT from a wide variety of dealerships. It’s an exciting time!

Please take a few minutes to learn more, by viewing “Become a Segway Dealer, Break Paradigms and Reap the Rewards”. This video was produced in a modular fashion to address each of our growing market segments. In less than 5 minutes, you can view:

See how easy it is to load a Segway PT into a motorized RV

  • An introduction from our Chief Marketing Officer
  • Specific Segway PT footage in either a powersports, commercial equipment or recreational vehicle environment
  • A message from our President that answers the important question “What’s In It for Experienced Dealers?”

If you like what you hear — and we’re confident that you will — please click here to complete an abridged dealer application.

For more information on becoming a Segway Dealer call 866.4.SEGWAY or e-mail Segway [at] Segway [dot] com.

Knightscope Selects Segway’s RMP220 as a Base Platform for its K5 Autonomous Data Machine to Predict and Prevent Crime

K5 Autonomous Data Machine

Knightscope recently announced it is developing technology to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots and predictive analytics. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the US each year, and it is Knightscope’s mission to cut that in half with its new K5 Autonomous Data Machine.

Knightscope’s K5 is built on the Segway RMP220, a powerful and highly maneuverable two-wheeled dynamically stable platform, which allows for obstacle avoidance, path planning and human-robot interaction. The RMP220 can travel up to 10 mph, is industrial grade, has a zero turning radius and offers a human-height point of view to provide a commanding physical presence and to fully leverage the K5’s extensive sensor payload.

Each K5 features an integrated operating system that guides the unit autonomously through defined boundaries enabling it to collect real-time data from the unit’s immediate surroundings.

The K5 accommodates a wide range of sensor options including nighttime and daytime omnidirectional cameras, ambient noise microphones, optical character recognition, thermal imaging, air quality, ultrasonic, lasers and more. Data collected through these sensors is processed through Knightscope’s predictive analytics engine, combined with existing business, government and social data sets, and subsequently assigned a threat level that determines when an alert should be pushed.

“Knightscope chose Segway’s RMP220 as the base for its crime fighting robots to enable easy scaling of our K5 Autonomous Data Machines as well as to support our fast go-to-market strategy,” said Arne Stoschek, Vice President of Engineering, Knightscope. “Additional factors in our decision to implement the RMP220 included its outstanding maneuverability, extended battery life and long-term durability.”

Knightscope will revolutionize safety by crowd sourcing security. By making data streams public upon any alert and allowing the community to engage and contribute in the process, Knightscope maintains transparency and strengthens the ability to reduce crime.

K5 Autonomous Data Machine

View Demonstration Videos

To view Knightscope’s Autonomous Data Machine demonstration videos, please click here.

Learn More and Connect with Segway Robotics

To learn more about Knightscope and to join Segway in supporting this critical technology, visit WeFunder.com/Knightscope and join the fight! For more information about Segway RMP development opportunities, please contact us. To stay connected with Segway Robotics, please visit our website to sign up for our newsletter and RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.

Segway to Showcase a New Vision for its x2 Personal Transporter (PT) at AIMExpo 2013 in Orlando, Florida

AIMExpo

Powersports Dealers are Invited to Learn More About Adding the x2 to the Product Portfolio They Currently Carry

Segway x2  

This is AIMExpo’s (American International Motorcycle) inaugural year and Segway will be exhibiting in Booth #461! The expo is North America’s first combined consumer, trade and media event and is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from Wednesday, October 16 – Sunday, October 20.

Segway will be attending AIMExpo to tell the story of its strategic foray into the powersports market. We’ll be showcasing the Segway x2, our off-road model, and pitching powersports dealers on the advantages of adding it to the product portfolio they currently carry.

If you plan to attend, please stop by Booth #461 for a 15-minute presentation, which will be made by Segway’s President, Rod Keller, Thursday, October 17 at 2:45pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Take Advantage of a New Consumer Finance Program

Consumer Financing

It’s time to take advantage of a new consumer finance program* from First Mutual Finance and begin enjoying the Segway PT you’ve always wanted. Now you can finance:

Models

You may finance any PT model, including authorized accessories, and you’ll appreciate:

  • competitive rates
  • no down payment
  • credit approval that is valid for 30 days
  • loan term options of 12-60 months
  • fixed monthly payments
  • no prepayment or penalty fees
  • on-line account access
  • excellent customer service

Please click here to request more information about consumer financing options.

Get Started Today

Identify your local dealer at segway.com and visit that dealership to complete a no obligation finance application. Upon approval it’s as easy as selecting the PT model and accessories that best meet your needs. With low monthly payments, you’ll be beaming with the Segway smile before you know it!

*This program is available to well-qualified buyers in the 50 U.S. states

 

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Segway Names Senior Executive Mark Vena as Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Vena

Vena to Lead Marketing Function of the World’s Leading Provider of Electric Personal Transportation

Today, Segway announced it has named Mark Vena as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Vena will oversee Segway’s corporate marketing function to maximize the Company’s brand awareness, technology innovation reputation and leading position in the market. He will specifically focus on:

  • Assuring continued robust innovation in personal transportation devices
  • Designing and delivering new solutions that reflect Segway’s global reputation for high quality and superior value
  • Expanding Segway’s worldwide network and driving growth in existing and
    new markets
  • Executing comprehensive corporate communications campaigns

“I’m excited to welcome Mark to the Segway team as our new Chief Marketing Officer. His business, marketing and management expertise in the highly competitive personal computer technology space will be a tremendous asset,” said Rod Keller, President, Segway. “Mark will play a vital role in building the Company’s product roadmap, assisting with the execution of our channel strategy and creating compelling corporate messaging.”

“This is a unique opportunity for me to play a key role in several important areas that will directly contribute to Segway’s expansion and continued success,” said Vena. “I’m particularly looking forward to launching Segway’s new three-wheel product, which will ship in Q1 2014.”

Prior to joining Segway, Vena was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Human Interface Systems Division at Synaptics where he managed the market leading TouchPad business. He has also held executive roles at Epson, Compaq, Dell and Alienware. Vena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston College.