Segway Experiments with 4-Wheel 'Concept Centaur'

Like the mythical half-horse, half-man of Greek lore, Concept Centaur combines the best of several technologies to create an innovative whole....

Published: 19-Oct-2004

Not satisfied with dominating the sophisticated wheelchair market, Segway LLC. has laid out plans for a future assault on the four-wheeled rich kid toy segment.

Word broke this week about Segway's futuristic "Centaur" vehicle. The product is only in the concept phase at the moment and may never make it to market. But as is typical of the work done by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, the Centaur looks to be a true revolution.

The vehicle has four wheels all connected by complex machinery that simple minds like ours can't begin to describe. In addition, the Centaur has what looks to be a seat, some handlebars and a throttle mechanism.

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