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.

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

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

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