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Segway has decided to end production of its iconic personal transporter.

Launched nearly two decades ago, the company will stop manufacturing the Segway PT starting July 15 as it shifts focus to other units such as its shared scooter business, it said on Tuesday. The model accounted for less than 1.5% of the Bedford, New Hampshire-based company's revenue last year.

Two other models, the Segway SE-3 Patroller and the Segway Robotics Mobility Platform, will stop production in a move that will lead to 21 job cuts.

The brainchild of inventor Dean Kamen, the original Segway model carries one user standing on a small platform between two side-by-side wheels. Leaning slightly forward moves the scooter forward, leaning back reverses course and turns are made by twisting the handle.


 

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Wow, I didn't realize that sales were so low for the PT. Though it makes sense, aside from it being used for "segway tours" I never saw a lot of them.
 
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