GM and Segway create new mobility vehicle

GM and Segway create new mobility vehicle

Project PUMA s

With a few days to go till the New York Auto Show, General Motors has teamed up with Segway and unveiled a new type of vehicle that could completely change the way we go down to the dairy. Labelled Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), the vehicle is an electrically powered, two-seat pod that has only two main wheels. It has the potential to allow people to move around urban environments more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly than we do now — but it’s still in the prototype stage.

Trends indicate that urbanisation is growing globally, and cities around the world are looking for solutions to alleviate congestion and pollution, and Project P.U.M.A., as well as the similar Project i from BMW, are getting more credibility as.

The Project P.U.M.A. prototype vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery, digital smart energy management, two-wheel balancing, electric wheel motors, and a user interface that allows off-board connectivity. It can carry two people, and travel at speeds of up to 56km/h, with a matching range of up to 56km between recharges.

With the project still in its infancy GM hasn’t at any production dates just yet but with the way traffic levels in most major cities are heading, vehicles like the P.U.M.A could start popping up sooner rather than later. Check out the clip below to see Project P.U.M.A in action.

Project PUMA s

With a few days to go till the New York Auto Show, General Motors has teamed up with Segway and unveiled a new type of vehicle that could completely change the way we go down to the dairy. Labelled Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), the vehicle is an electrically powered, two-seat pod that has only two main wheels. It has the potential to allow people to move around urban environments more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly than we do now — but it’s still in the prototype stage.

Trends indicate that urbanisation is growing globally, and cities around the world are looking for solutions to alleviate congestion and pollution, and Project P.U.M.A., as well as the similar Project i from BMW, are getting more credibility as.

The Project P.U.M.A. prototype vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery, digital smart energy management, two-wheel balancing, electric wheel motors, and a user interface that allows off-board connectivity. It can carry two people, and travel at speeds of up to 56km/h, with a matching range of up to 56km between recharges.

With the project still in its infancy GM hasn’t at any production dates just yet but with the way traffic levels in most major cities are heading, vehicles like the P.U.M.A could start popping up sooner rather than later. Check out the clip below to see Project P.U.M.A in action.

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