• Mar 13th 2006 at 10:00AM
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Not since the Segway Human Transporter debuted amidst a fog of hype has a transportation solution come along that makes us rethink how we may get around in the future. The Bombardier Embrio makes the Segway look old school by relying on only one wheel while in motion, though a second smaller wheel does deploy at speeds below 12 mph. The Embrio uses gryoscope technology similar to the Segway’s to keep its rider balanced, but adds a futuristic hydrogen fuel-cell motor and an active suspension with variable damping. Looking for all intents and purposes like an emasculated motorcycle, the Embio weighs a mere 360 pounds.

Bombardier’s concept may offer a sneak peak at our future, but it won’t have truly arrived until it has its own Polo league like the Segway.

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Embarrassingly old, even then such details like, "it balances one or more passengers with a network of sensors and gyroscopes," made me wonder why anyone was repeating the company's hype.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I never saw a concept so cute.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes please.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Holy crap, the world is about to be taken over by a mad scientist and the ZONE RIDERS are the only thing that can save us!!!

      (anybody else remember this cartoon, or is it just me???)


      dragaonball WISHES they were that cool.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I want one, so i can mount it to the side of my Vampire Hunting Assault Vehicle.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't that T-Bob from MASK Crusaders?
      • 9 Years Ago
      It looks like it would be hard to emergency stop. Gives a whole new meaning to "Brake Dive".
      • 9 Years Ago
      Dude, they should name that thing "The Cannonball".


      • 7 Years Ago
      Please send me specification for this segway (Bombardier Embrio Concept Segway). and more pictures, to my email : kunci22@yahoo.com
      . I very interesting.

      what the price??

      Thank you Very much !!

      • 9 Years Ago
      2003, yo... this is old news.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Segway has arrived??? When???
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cool piece, but this appears to be an article from Forbes that's TWO AND A HALF YEARS old. Why are we covering it now?
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