Testing Driving the Ninebot Self-Balancing Robot at CES
Yesterday, we discussed the abundance of automobile companies showcasing innovative technology at CES 2015. Today we are talking personal transportation on a smaller scale.
The Ninebot, which debuted last year at CES, is similar in appearance to a Segway but aims to be more fashionable and futuristic. Ninebot, a robotics company based in Beijing, is looking to distinguish itself and redefine short distance travel.
Dubbed “the next generation of personal transportation," the Ninebot is a lightweight, self-balancing scooter robot with a sleek, customizable appearance. Another addition to the Internet of Things, you can wirelessly connect your smartphone to the scooter.
I had the opportunity to test-drive the Ninebot at CES and you can check it out in the video below. It was self-propelled, easy to drive and about half the weight of a Segway.
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Connected Cars Drive Innovation at CES
Automakers are racing to come up with the most innovative technology to make cars smarter, more connected and eco-friendly. A record 10 car companies are displaying their auto-tech wares at CES this year.
Companies like Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen unveiled technology ranging from connectivity to luxury to of course, self-driving cars.
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