GM Reveals Latest Product: Two Seat Segueway

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
gm reveals latest product two seat segueway

Kowalski! Report! It’s a prototype vehicle integrating a lithium-ion battery, digital smart energy management, two-wheel balancing, dual electric wheel motors and a dockable user interface that allows off-board connectivity. Translation? It’s a wheelchair for bipeds built for permanent wheelies. Rico! We’re going to need a press pass to the New York Auto Show. Thanks Rico, I didn’t know you had it in you. Private, I want you attach a small explosive charge to the bottom of that thing. We’ll give those guys a hot seat they’ll never forget. Skipper? Not now Kowalski; we’re about to capitalize on an automaker’s ADD all the way to the south pole. But Skipper, the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle—–Don’t withhold acronyms from me Kowalski. You know how much I love acronyms. Sorry Skip. The P.U.M.A. is a battery powered prototype. It’s effective operating range may only be a few hundred yards. And it’s made by GM. Good point, Private. OK boys, plan B. What’s that Skipper? We wait for GM to go C11. Then we pick-up a Tahoe Hybrid and use it to power this thing. When will that be Skipper? Soon. End of days, Skip? End of days, boys, end of days.

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  • Wsn Wsn on Apr 07, 2009
    Victell : April 7th, 2009 at 3:59 pm How is this already deemed a disaster and failure? Its not even released yet. If you dont like it, dont buy it. Personal disaster avoided. For the rest, the market should determine success or disaster. Though if segway sales are anything to go on… -------------------------------------------- We can avoid the disaster of being a buyer. But we cannot avoid the disaster of being who pay for this disaster.

  • Dilbert Dilbert on Apr 07, 2009

    A Segway! With a seat! this is what they get when they put all that engineering brain power to bear on the world's transportation challenges. No thanks, I'll take my chances in a Cherry or a bike over this suicide machine, or maybe I can get both and still pay less and die older. GM has lost their effing mind.

  • Tparkit Tparkit on Apr 07, 2009

    Smells like another cheesy GM gambit aimed at pretending that GM is a Company Of The Green Future.

  • Niky Niky on Apr 08, 2009
    dilbert : April 7th, 2009 at 10:22 pm A Segway! With a seat! WOW……so this is what they get when they put all that engineering brain power to bear on the world’s transportation challenges. Yup. They finally fixed the problems with the Segway. Namely the lack of wheels.