05 Mar '12, 5pm

ZBoard Crosses a Skateboard with a Segway for Awesome Transportation Option

ZBoard Crosses a Skateboard with a Segway for Awesome Transportation Option

The ZBoard is an excellent example of how technology is helping us come up with smarter, easier, greener, and cooler transportation options. It is a weight-sensing electric skateboard -- a world first, and an inspiring idea for using the latest technology to get us out of cars. It is not necessarily as green as a skateboard or bike in that it requires battery power. But it is a great option for people who want to avoid driving but need an option that suits their abilities or preferences for getting around. Fewer people driving, even if that's on electric bikes or now electric skateboards is a good thing. The ZBoard started out as a senior project by a couple of college students but quickly turned into a far bigger project. The technology is similar to that used in a Segway -- lean forward to go accelerate and lean back to slow down or stop. The ZBoard can hit up to 17 mile...

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