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GM and Segway team up to make awesome new two-wheeled urban vehicle

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Via an article in the Wall Street Journal:

The machine, which GM says it aims to develop by 2012, would run on batteries and use wireless technology to avoid traffic backups and navigate cities.

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Comments (7)

  • marc kaplan commented on Aug 24 2013

    I live in brooklyn new york and have a segway but this would be a cool way to get around as well.

  • Michael Hickins commented on Apr 9 2009

    I live in NYC and would use this type of vehicle except for the fact that you can’t carry groceries and it seems a little exposed to Crown Vic livery cabs. It’s less nimble than a bike, which I do use. If you can’t actually use it for practical purposes, it’s another expensive toy and does absolutely nothing but waste resources that could be otherwise spent developing a really useful and energy efficient vehicle that could actually get mass adoption. It’s a shame that Dean Kamen had to approach a company like GM, which seems to have its head shoved as far up its rectum as possible.

  • Calvin Chun-yu Chan commented on Apr 9 2009

    I thought GM has already engineered an electric vehicle called EV1 more than 10 years ago? It’s a practical solution, drives like a car, and clean. Recommend everybody to watch the doc movie “Who Killed The Electric Car”.

  • Karen Bilich commented on Apr 8 2009

    Interesting things going on in the automobile industry. It’ll be interesting to see how things shake out.

  • shlogblog shlogblog commented on Apr 8 2009

    but really, seriously- wasn’t April Fool’s Day last week? The fact they’ve thunk up a sexy feline acronym and put some jazzy music in the background does in no way hide the fact that this is a wheelchair. I guess if we all drove wheelchairs it would make people in wheelchairs feel better and that’s a good thing.

  • Sean Parker commented on Apr 12 2009

    Cute.Perfect for a traffic city for its compact design.Also,environment friendly toy car.Really interests me.

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