OW front sensor nosedive firmware fix



  • In 2010, Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway Inc., was killed when he drove over a cliff on a Segway., he was riding a path near the edge, and supposedly stopped to let a man and a dog pass, and reversed over the edge.



  • I'm at least 220, and I experienced regenerative pushback downhill today. I've also had it at low battery at about 4%. I've found if I go really slow I don't have the low battery pushback, so I can creep slowly at a speed where a fall wouldn't be dangerous anyway, and squeeze every bit out of the battery without pushback and stop at 1%. I ride elevated and the pushback seems very strong to me, I can't imagine trying to push through it, it feels extremely unstable when it happens and I need to get off immediately.

    I leave it in elevated at all times, and have no problem with it on flat areas, for me, elevated seems safest, and least likely to nosedive. It just feels conservative, like i'm ready to brake, and less likely to goof up and have my weight too far forward.



  • elevated

    w00t



  • @dalisdair said in OW front sensor nosedive firmware fix:

    In 2010, Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway Inc., was killed when he drove over a cliff on a Segway., he was riding a path near the edge, and supposedly stopped to let a man and a dog pass, and reversed over the edge.

    Not sure where you heard the part about letting a man and his dog pass, but everywhere I've seen this story they've said the specifics of his death are a mystery. His body and Segway were found in a river and there were no witnesses, so there's no telling how it happened exactly. Could've just had a heart attack while riding and gone out doing what he loved.



  • @thegreck

    Wikipedia. Man with dog is cited as a witness, and the part about letting them pass was conjecture by the Coroner, hopefully based on the account of the witness.