Segway is the pioneer in self-balancing vehicles. You may not know the name, but you’d know the product. However, as any pioneer, the beginning is never easy. Before Segway was eventually acquired by Ninebot, and its technology perfected and matured for cost-effective production, it, well, wasn’t. The brand suffered negative PR when President. Bush, Katy Perry, and a former owner of Segway accidentally fell when riding Segway.