Police at Kansai International Airport on Thursday started using Segways to beef up security at night time, authorities said.
According to Kansai International Airport, security personnel will use three Segways, imported from the U.S., to patrol the multilevel car park at the airport and the concourse of the airport station from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
The Segway has a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour, with good mobility, and has the ability to turn in a small radius.
An airport spokesman said: “There are a lot of benefits to Segways. Officers can observe a wide area from a Segway, more than they could see if they were in a car."© News reports