Centaur, the New Segway 4-Wheel Prototype
Here we go again!!
Like the mythical half-horse, half-man of Greek lore, Concept Centaur combines the best of several technologies to create an innovative whole. The result of exploration by Segway LLC’s product development team, Concept Centaur will challenge the way you think about four-wheeled transportation.
From time to time Segway’s product development team devotes days, or even weeks, to creating new product concepts with the goal of finding a prince among frogs. It’s a product exploration process they call “frog kissing.” During this time, engineers and designers are encouraged to use any available materials in a very short time frame to prove a concept will work.A sketch of the Centaur concept.
Recently, the product development team demonstrated that Concept Centaur was a prince—a concept that passed this initial feasibility test, but is not yet ready to become a product. Concept Centaur demonstrates Segway’s continued commitment to breakthrough innovation and the innumerable possibilities for the future of personal transportation.