With a top speed of 12.5 mph (20 km/h) on a vehicle that depends on battery power to maintain balance, a ride on Segway's i2 could certainly be called exciting. Two Valence Saphion lithium-ion batteries in the i2 deliver a range of up to 24 miles on a single charge. Saphion lithium-ion batteries are low-maintenance batteries that can operate at temperatures as low as 14F (-10C). The Segway PT uses several Microchip Technology products including the PIC16F 8-bit Flash microcontrollers. Among other tasks, the MCUs manage the battery power. Get more information on Microchip Technology's PIC16F 8-bit Flash microcontrollers.
The transformative nature of designing and making things was the overarching, common theme at separate conferences held in Boston by two giants in the PLM space: Autodesk, with its Accelerate 2015, and Siemens’s Industry Analyst Conference 2015.
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