Innovation in personal transportation – self balancing scooters

When it comes to transportation, especially on short distances, here are so many options available at the moment that you will definitely be able to find something suitable for your needs and preferences. Of course, a lot of people still prefer cars – the vehicles are powerful, stylish, safe and efficient and can take you from one place to another in no time. However, for those who are less conformist and are always looking for new challenges, there are other alternatives which seem to be more appealing. Among these, the one that has gained a lot of popularity in the past years is self-balancing shooters. This new mode of transportation is perfect if you are passionate about sports and you prefer an economic, fun and efficient method to move around.


What is a self-balancing scooter?

Basically, if you are thinking about a new mode of transportation, other than a car (of any type: bus, automobile etc), a two wheel self balancing electric scooter is the ideal choice. Also known under the name “hoverboard”, this device is a special portable, battery-powered machine that will help you facilitate motion in a crowded city. The product is normally made of two wheels fixed at both ends of two pieces of platform, arranged one next to the other in order to provide the rider all the support they need for a safe and enjoyable experience. The platforms where the rider stands are covered with a special material, which has a high degree of adhesion, so that the person can keep their balance better. The device is generally controlled by the rider’s feet, due to its gyroscopic construction and gyroscopic. In addition to this, the wheels are made of an elastic material that gives them flexibility and makes them easy to control, also on uneven roads. Of course, the scooter is perfect for urban transportation, although its design enables it to pass smoothly over dumpy roads. Needless to say, it is important to keep it riding on surfaces as neat as possible, to avoid potential accidents. This rechargeable device has brought so much innovation in personal transportation, that experts think it is about to surpass the (already) traditional bicycle, so popular some years ago.


How did self-balancing scooters appear?

The history of self-balancing scooters is actually recent. However, there is some controversy related to how the devices appeared. Although it is said that an American businessmen, Shane Chen, came up with the idea of creating an innovative individual transportation device in 2013, the first machine was manufactured in China, in 2014. At that moment, several such products appeared around the country and became popular after they are present in a reputable TV show. By 2015, the device reached it speak as people realized it has a number of benefits: it is not only cheap, but also efficient and environmental friendly. Nowadays, people from all around the world have access to a two wheeled self-balancing scooter, since these can be ordered online and are dispatched by several manufacturers.