michael ditullo: PUMA segway redesign
michael ditullo: PUMA segway redesign michael ditullo: PUMA segway redesign
oct 12, 2009

michael ditullo: PUMA segway redesign

michael ditullo has come up with a redesign of the PUMA vehicle that segway and GM built a prototype of earlier this year.

‘the new PUMA features a horizontal design to provide safety and comfort to the rider, it breaks the form with several bone lines, leading the eye from front to back rather that top to bottom, and moves closer to the ground for a smooth ride. the two-seater segway connects more emotionally with passengers through its through form and details, other than presenting the advanced technology for brisk movement on cramped city roads.’

the personal urban mobility and accessibility project (PUMA) by general motors and segway

via daily tech

  • Needs more work!
    looks like a GM car anyways! just ugly!

    EeroSaarenein says:
  • Oh! A have redesign Puma too !! Here is mine variant.
    I`ve send to Segway, and thay Answer ( didn`t beleave they does ! ) “We don`t accept designs from external designers” !!! 😀


    Teprrd says:
  • gigantic blind spots too

    brook says:
  • hmmmm… wouldnt call it a redesign, more like a quick render.

    greenbananas says:
  • I think that shown redesign essence is to put more weight and make segway to occupy more street space. A bit pathetic.
    Segway made realy good and absolutely not affordable thing and wants to solve affordability problem adding more status (weight and space) or prestige (sitting position) to that wehicle.

    bike says:
  • i prefer the original, this redesign is more of a restyle, someone getting carried away with photoshop. the original PUMA was modernist, essential form, utilitarian. this version has heavy convex glass elements. complex double curvature (requiring complex tooling) for the bodywork.

    3/10 must think harder…

    david says:

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