Orbis Scooter Concept Shrinks Your Segway

As much as there is to like about the Segway, it’s not the most practical option out there – it’s … Continued

As much as there is to like about the Segway, it’s not the most practical option out there – it’s bulky and expensive. The Orbis Urban Mobility Vehicle, on the other hand, could do a lot to make scooting a smidge more plausible. The Orbis’ polycarboate-and-aluminum body weighs 25 pounds to the Segway’s 105. The scooter rides around 13mph on its one wheel.

Worried about balancing? Don’t be. The Orbis uses gyroscopes to keep itself upright. Its balancing system and motor are lithium-ion-powered.

Orbis Urban Mobility Vehicle (folded)

When not in use, the handlebar folds down around the wheel for compact storage and easy toting.

[via DVICE]

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