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Re: Software Glitch Prompts Segway Recall
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2006-09-14 18:12:27
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For the second time in three years, Segway has issued a recall of its popular personal transporters, prompted by a series of injuries, some requiring hospitalization, that some riders have suffered when performing certain maneuvers. A software glitch is responsible for the defect. Specifically, the "speed limiter" in a Segway can cause it to tip backward suddenly, throwing off the rider. Consumers are asked to stop using the Segways and contact the company for a free software upgrade.

Re: Software Glitch Prompts Segway Recall
Posted by: rrekowski 2006-09-14 18:21:29 In reply to: Erika Morphy
Did you actually use the word "popular" in describing the Segway? Popular possibly only to the media that were played for suckers and bought into the line of bull they were fed from this company during the product release. While interesting from a technical standpoint it is a commercial failure. Instead of "popular" perhaps "Infamous" or "over-hyped" or "dissapointing" would have been more appropriate adjectives to describe this product.
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