Shanghai, November 10, 2021 – Segway T60, the AI-enabled semi-autonomous scooter, was showcased at Qualcomm’s pavilion at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. A global leader in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and AI of Things (AIOT), Qualcomm highlighted an array of cutting-edge applications of its technologies, among which Segway T60 was recognized as a pioneer in smart, green mobility.
First introduced in 2019, the T60 series is Segway’s most intelligent electric scooter to date. It features autonomous navigation and teleoperating capabilities, thanks to the integration of advanced visual detection algorithms and geo-fencing technologies. At the 2021 Qualcomm Challenge, which attracted over 3,000 participants, Segway T60 was recognized with an AIOT Special Award for its application of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE) – a solution that significantly improves T60’s semi-autonomous capabilities.
Powered by zero-emission batteries and built with environmentally sustainable materials, the T60 has seen initial commercial success through partnerships with corporate campuses and micro-mobility operators across the world. Spin, one of the largest shared scooter operators in the US, announced a pilot deployment of T60 earlier this year. With an innovative three-wheel design, the T60 may be teleoperated and autonomously returned to charging or docking stations, thus greatly reducing “scooter clutter” in urban settings. Such new features may also improve rider safety and reduce costs for shared scooter operators.
Qualcomm is in talks with Segway to further integrate its AI products and AIOT technologies in the latter’s future smart scooters. A global leader in micro-mobility, Segway plans to develop a broader range of green, intelligent solutions to urban transportation that leverage the latest AI, 5G, and robotics technologies. Together with Qualcomm, there is an opportunity that these innovative solutions may help communities reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to more sustainable modes of last-mile transportation.