Segway, popular with police but not the public, hits brakes

Segway says it will end production of its namesake two-wheeled personal transporter, popular with tourists and police officers but perhaps better known for its high-profile crashes.

The company, founded in 1999 by inventor Dean Kamen, will retire the Segway PT on July 15.

The company said 21 employees will be laid off. In 2017, Segway got into the scooter business just as it took over urban streets all over the world.

Although popular with touring companies, the Segway didn’t take off with the public.

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