BREAKING NEWS: GM, Segway To Unveil New Two-Wheeled Urban Vehicle

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  1. insomnia

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    VID HERE:

    http://jalopnik.com/5201832/video-gm-segway-puma-pod-gets-first-drive-on-today-show



    no way this will fail :bowdown:




    edit: not fake

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/GM-and-Segway-unveil-new-apf-14865067.html
    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20090406&id=9764925
    http://www.newsday.com/business/nationworld/sns-ap-general-motors-segway,0,7024436.story
     
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  3. lane

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    My boss has one of those offroad Segways - thing is BA.
     
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    The 300-pound prototype runs on a lithium-ion battery and uses Segway's characteristic two-wheel balancing technology, along with dual electric motors. It's designed to reach speeds of up to 35 miles-per-hour and can run 35 miles on a single charge.
    The companies did not release a projected cost for the vehicle, but said ideally its total operating cost — including purchase price, insurance, maintenance and fuel — would total between one-fourth and one-third of that of the average traditional vehicle.
    Larry Burns, GM's vice president of research and development, and strategic planning, said the project is part of Detroit-based GM's effort to remake itself as a purveyor of fuel-efficient vehicles. If Hummer took GM to the large-vehicle extreme, Burns said, the PUMA takes GM to the other.
     
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    wsj & jalopnik
     
  9. insomnia

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    i saw a Segway for the first time this weekend, the Target cop was rolling around on one and trying to act hard... it was one of the funniest things i've ever seen :bowrofl:
     
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    this could go well if they do it right
     
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    this is exactly why it will fail (initially)
     
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    someday the world will be ready for something like this. is it now? probably not.
     
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    make a motorcycle that you can't wipe out on
     
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    The only thing GM is going to "reinvent" is "how not to run a company"
     
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    Dude, alright, just take a cat and strap jelly toast to its back. THEN once it starts levitating place it in a bubble and strap it to the motorcycle, THEN put a rocket on the motorcycle so when it crashes the motorcycle just shoots in the air like right before it crashes like radar and shit. BAM then you just have to pull the motorcycle out of the air, but the dude lives.
     
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    GM = rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

    it's going down

    can't wait either - chalk up 11ty+1 embarrassing O moments
     
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    I bet it get's 3 MPG
     
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    well at least you didnt read the bold parts in the article
     
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    150mph, 150 mile range, 2 hour recharge.
     
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    god GM is so fail :rofl:

    unless this was CEO Obama's idea :mamoru:
     
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    built by brammo?
     

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