PUMA: Two Wheeled Personal Urban Transportation
Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) is a new joint venture between General Motors and Segway. They've created a two-wheeled electric vehicle designed for urban use, that can get up to 35 mph, and supposedly gets 35 miles from a single charge. Kind of cool, no doubt – but wouldn't a bike be a better, less complicated solution for urban transport? The PUMA will be shown at the New York Auto Show this week
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Aside from the promise of nimble, inexpensive transportation, the press release says, “The vehicle also enables design creativity, fashion, fun and social networking.” Ah yes, social networking: the ultimate feature to distract the driver of a rotor-less personal street helicopter with two wheels and no doors.