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Segway 3-Wheeler SE-3 Patroller
Segway has released their new three-wheel product, the
Segway® SE-3 Patroller, available only
to public safety customers. It has a base MSRP of $11,999. The full-featured
SE-3 Patroller is designed to meet the specific needs of the public safety
market and is larger with more public presence than previous models.
Manager of Global Patrol & Government Business, Chip MacDonald, stated, “Segway is the world’s leading
provider of green personal transportation and its Segway Patroller is the indisputable #1 solution
for police and private security markets. Customers know our reputation for
reliability and technological advances. This new vehicle is another option from
a company they can trust, a natural extension of Segway’s reputation for
building a high-quality vehicle that can go anywhere that people can walk.”
“When compared to our two-wheel Segway Patroller, our new
three-wheel product can stand on its own with no rider and carry a considerable
patrol equipment payload. It is an ideal match for missions that require a
larger vehicle, which can display a more obvious security presence without a
rider aboard, or that require a rider to frequently mount and dismount the
vehicle during a patrol,” MacDonald added.
Features and Benefits
Riders can benefit from the advantages of a powerful
rear-wheel-drive product that features enhanced traction capability and can
easily travel across uneven surfaces, up hills and ramps, as well as through
doorways. Its anti-rollover technology provides stability and the throttle
reset protects against unintended acceleration.
Equally as important, SE-3
Patroller riders can travel up to 20 miles on
a single charge, and the multiple rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries can be
charged at any 110-volt or 220V standard
outlet or topped off at any time.
Replacement tool-less hot swappable batteries can be quickly swapped out for
continuous use and the SE-3 does not need to return to a fixed location to be
The SE-3 Patroller features an independent front and rear
hydraulic braking system and rear wheel drive enhances its ramp and off-road
capabilities. It travels in reverse, has a reverse alarm to alert bystanders,
and turns in a very tight radius. In
addition, unlike other products, the SE-3 Patroller employs Segway’s reliable
and ruggedized electronics and will be capable of operation in all types of
Tough plastic body panels allow for inclement weather
operation and can be individually replaced if damaged. Maintenance-free
brushless motors reduce repairs and down time. The SE-3 is designed from the
ground up with “in the field” serviceability in mind. The SE-3 can also host
attached standalone video cameras and has facilities for charging a phone,
tablet or accessories.
Other available features include a headlight, brake light,
siren, lockable storage, and rugged Whelen® emergency lights. The SE-3’s 4.3-inch
color display is sunlight-readable, which provides the rider easy-to-understand
operational data including speed, battery life and distance travelled. The
redundant “Rider Detect” capability disables the motor if a rider isn’t
“Police and security customers will appreciate the SE-3’s
overall design and specific features. It will bring enhanced visibility and
versatility to community policing and security patrol programs,” said Chip
MacDonald, General Manager of Global Patrol, Government Business and Robotics,
Segway. “They’ll be equally pleased with the product’s reliability and access
to Segway’s world-class international service network.”
Kathy Marks has been a child abuse investigator for more than 30 years.
She teaches classes regarding domestic terrorism and is a previous contributor
to LAW and ORDER. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in Police Fleet Manager, Jul/Aug 2014
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