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GM And Segway Team Up (Again) For The P.U.M.A.

Project P.U.M.A. (Image courtesy GM & Segway)
By Andrew Liszewski

This isn’t the first time the General has teamed up with Segway, a few years ago the company showed off their Saturn Flextreme Plug-in Concept which featured a couple of the personal transport devices cleverly stowed in the back. But this time around the two companies have come up with a mostly new concept called the P.U.M.A. or Personal Urban an Accessibility Project.

Designed for urban city centers, where traffic makes things crowded and congested, the P.U.M.A. is basically a sit-down version of the Segway that can actually carry two or more passengers (where do the ‘more’ sit?) with a top speed of 35mph and a range of 35 miles. It’s also got vehicle-to-vehicle communications and autonomous driving and parking functions which is no doubt meant to increase the safety factor if we eventually end up with these things zipping around our cities. Not surprisingly the P.U.M.A. is still in the experimental phase right now, but you can check it out in person at the NY Auto Show this week.

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  • Blairf Felgenheimer

    What do you mean it doesnt come with a Mr. Microphone???

    How else am I going to tell good looking chicks I will be back to pick them up later?

  • http://journalrhythm.blogspot.com JournalRhythm

    there's a new concept in the automotive business
    it's 2 seated, 2 wheeled, and too ambitious
    General Motors fearing their time is over
    is desperate to meet their innovation quota

    partnered with Segway trying to make headway
    came up with something just a little more deadly
    works like the other one except that you sit
    and ride around praying that you don't get hit

    To listen to me rap my opinion, visit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64rpjlcf23Q

  • http://www.driveredtogo.com/ Drivers Education

    It is a great news General motors has teamed up with Segway. Definitely they provide good range of products.

    Kate

  • billy13

    One of the most crowded cities in the us is Chicago. With all the people living, working, and visiting on any given day or month, parking space can be one of the greatest commodities Downtown Chicago can offer. But if you know where to look, parking space in a garage or on the street in downtown Chicago can be found. You can find a list of parking spaces and many other useful information at http://chicagospace.com/

  • http://betterenergy.com/ Better Energy

    One of the most crowded cities in the us is Chicago. With all the people living, working, and visiting on any given day or month, parking space can be one of the greatest commodities Downtown Chicago can offer. But if you know where to look, parking space in a garage or on the street in downtown Chicago can be found. You can find a list of parking spaces and many other useful information at http://chicagospace.com/