26 September 2003
Taken for a ride
The Segway has now truly arrived as an American transportation device: it's being recalled. Apparently when it gives you the Low Battery warning, it's not kidding, and sudden changes in power demand after the warning can cause the machine to buck or stall, a situation which has reportedly caused three falls.
The solution, says Segway, is a free software upgrade. Maybe. You'll still never get me on one of those things.