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Old 04-07-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Our tax dollars at work...........



GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Our tax dollars at work...........

GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com
Reminds me of another vehicle that they were planning to build. By time they added the safety requirements, regulator requirements, and then made it useful for everyday americans... It looked like this.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/11/37/11f6_2.JPG (broken link)
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I don't see the point. I guess they'll have to make a new Paul Blart movie now.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: northeast
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this is a prototype and will not be available for a few years, but GM only has 2 months to be saved so even if it hit the market today, it would not help them at all.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:08 PM
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Location: North Central Florida
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I wouldnt be caught dead in that thing. I'd bet many others will be however.....

I dont think I'd even feel that thing when I drove over it with my 1 ton dually 4X4.

Beside that a raincoat and a bicycle has to be cheaper.........to own, and operate.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I wouldnt be caught dead in that thing.
Yes, you would.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Our tax dollars at work...........



GM, Segway to Make Vehicle - WSJ.com
Was this thing made by a Lawyer?
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Interesting concept, I don't know how practical they can make it, but it seems like a decent start:

General Motors and Segway have teamed up on Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), a two-wheeled city vehicle capable of reaching speeds up to 35 miles per hour, and going 35 miles on a single charge at a cost of 35 cents per charge.

GM and Segway announce two-wheeled urban transport vehicle


And, a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4msj5Q05Q



So, they are projecting a penny per mile, a lot cheaper than gas. If they can find a way to use this in dense urban areas, especially for things such as short commutes to public transportation, perhaps this could be the beginning of a decent alternative transportation option.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Please tell me that's some sort of April Fools joke. If GM has been wasting more money with that kind of crap they do need to be burried.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Interesting concept, I don't know how practical they can make it, but it seems like a decent start:

General Motors and Segway have teamed up on Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), a two-wheeled city vehicle capable of reaching speeds up to 35 miles per hour, and going 35 miles on a single charge at a cost of 35 cents per charge.

GM and Segway announce two-wheeled urban transport vehicle


And, a video:


YouTube - Project P.U.M.A. (HD)



So, they are projecting a penny per mile, a lot cheaper than gas. If they can find a way to use this in dense urban areas, especially for things such as short commutes to public transportation, perhaps this could be the beginning of a decent alternative transportation option.
You think this is a good thing? Our tax dollars are being flushed down the toilet of idiotic crap like this. I guess you don't care. What is your address?? I'll come rob you like the government is.
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