GM and segway collaborate to create the P.U.M.A. GM and segway collaborate to create the P.U.M.A.
apr 07, 2009

GM and segway collaborate to create the P.U.M.A.

while the automobile industry’s financial woes dominates news headlines, the new GM and segway collaboration P.U.M.A. (personal urban mobility and accessibility), aims to swing the conversations in new directions. the new transportation concept was debuted at the new york auto show earlier today. the vehicle is self-balancing much like the segway, but with seating for two in an enclosed seated cabin. the P.U.M.A. is said to also reach speeds of close to 60 km/h, unlike the 20 km/h of the segway. the vehicle will run using a lithium battery that provides 60 km of travel per charge. the size of the car is roughly 20% of a standard american car and costs only a few cents to recharge. the vehicle won’t be ready until next year, but could prove to be a radical shift in the automobile market and perhaps solve some of the industry’s financial troubles.

http://www.segway.com

  • Would this be legally classified as a motorcycle? how would it be licenced?

    Patch says:
  • It would be legally classified as lame.

    guy says:
  • it looks like a car after an accident.

    [url=http://www.canidesign.com] Canidesign [/url]

    carl says:
  • Hi,

    It’s sad that we needed an economic crisis for auto makers to start developing cars that they should be developing and especially selling for decades.

    Best regards,

    [url=http://www.hushcolours.com] jose [/url]

    José says:
  • what guy said

    ride a bicycle says:
  • For GM and Segway :

    Bike is cheaper, don’t need energy and is the best vehicule for downtown (small, light, easy to drive)

    People are becoming leasy?

    Clement says:
  • this will be GM future…

    marco says:
  • I’m a 3rd year design student and we came up with this (almost) exact concept last year… Is GM sourcing from amateurs now?

    panda says:
  • how do i stop thieves from taking it away? |:

    hennwei says:

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