Ninebot is well-known in Asia and Europe. Its investors include Sequoia Capital, Xiaomi Corporation and ShunWei TMT Capital. Segway Inc. boasts an international distribution network of more than 250 retail points in 80 countries. The combined company has strategic hubs in the US, Netherlands and Beijing as well as manufacturing centers in the US and China.
Segway and Ninebot will also devote a great deal of attention to seamlessly connecting robotic solutions to smart phones and integrating existing technologies and future concepts, such as voice interaction and facial recognition with its robotic products – products that will be highly interactive and encourage smarter living.
Ninebot Inc. was officially founded in 2012 by a group of robotic engineers interested in developing new technology for use in environmental protection and artificial intelligence. The engineers attended the 2009 China-Korea-Japan Robot Seminar to present their designs for the first unmanned aerial vehicle used for research at Zhongshan Station in Antarctica. With an R&D team, the engineers combined the technologies of their autopilot and robot technologies to develop a new type of self-balancing electric vehicle.
Ninebot Inc. branch locations include Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tianjin, where teams are constantly innovating to find new means of short distance transportation.
Two years later, Ninebot Inc. has launched a new personal transportation robot; the Ninebot E, which is now being distributed from 30 centers around the world.
In response to the call for environmental protection, 'energy saving and emission reduction', Tesla Motors brought a broader prospect of electric cars with low carbon emissions. In response to a need for a new way of interaction, Google will bring us 'Google Glass', a wearable communication device.
Artificial intelligence has found its way into everything from automobiles to wearable devices. Apple, Google, Tesla, and others in the Silicon Valley Spirit force us to continue innovation and exploit practical applications in our self-balancing vehicles.
'Smart Technology', as it has been coined, has become one of the largest global development trends. We believe that the rapid development of self-balancing vehicles will lead to another scientific and technical revolution. Ninebot has successfully brought together the interaction between machine and Smartphone. Its diverse functions make is the replacement of anything that came before. Ninebot is the complete innovation of the 'smart transporter'.
For consumers, Ninebot should not only be seen as transportation. It should be seen as a creative way of living, a companion meeting not only life needs, but the need for us as a planet to pursue environmental protection.
At Ninebot our slogan is 'Think Differently and Innovate Sustainably'. We deeply believe that Ninebot Inc. will push the self-balancing vehicle business to a new high, not only to change the way of life, but to contribute to diversity in the industry of technology. We look forward to a new era in which Ninebot Inc. achieves sustainable innovation for all mankind.