Segway from a technological wonder to a commercial flop has reached the end of the road

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Shahid Kapoor to Sanjay Dutt to Akshay Kumar, Segway has always been a favourite among the Bolly brigade. But then, the fitter ones moved to hovercrafts!

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Once hailed as the future of personal transportation, Segway has reached the end of the line. Segway Inc. is ending production of the Segway PT, the two-wheeled personal transporter that found fame among tourists, members of the US postal service and even the Mumbai police. Invented by US engineer Dean Kamen and launched in 2001, Segway changed hands a couple of times and in 2015 it was bought by Ninebot. Segway Inc. has said that it had sold 140,000 Segway PTs since its inception, and that the vehicles accounted for less than 1.5 per cent of the company’s revenue last year. We look at some moments that kept Segway in the news.