In 2001 the US inventor Dean Kamen came up with a self-balancing mobility device, that he called a segway – from the word segue – to transform a person into an empowered pedestrian. In 2015, Ninebot, backed by Xiaomi and Sequoia Capital, acquired Segway and moved its HQ to the US. In 2019 Segway invested in Sur Ron to receive help in launching a new series of dirt e-bikes.
Currently the Segway Ninebot’s lineup includes electric scooters, electric unicycle, Gokart kit, and drift electric skates. Segway and Ninebot are devoted to seamlessly connect robotic solutions to smart phones and integrate existing technologies and future concepts, such as voice interaction and facial recognition with its robotic products – products that will be highly interactive and encourage smarter living.