On 30 July Segway NZ Managing Director Philip Bendall delivered a guest lecture at Waikato University. This IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) event attracted a record crowd to hear about the development, technology and applications of the Segway PT. Attendees also had an opportunity to ride the Segway Personal Transporter (PT), and ask specific questions about its design and uses. The Waikato Times previewed the lecture.
Philip Bendall has previously delivered lectures to Marketing audiences offering a comparison between how the PT was launched in USA and how he launched the PT into the NZ market during 2003-4, to Engineering audiences about the product development process and technical aspects of the PT, and to general audiences about the history and increasing popularity of the device. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.