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Segway + General Motors = P.U.M.A

Hits: 8709 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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yoimmylene
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 2086 Posts
Monday, April 13, 2009 2:54:47 PM
Talk about a negative star saftey rating. Looks cool, though.

Groogle
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2180 Posts
Thursday, April 09, 2009 7:48:46 PM
hyybrucewayn pretty much summed it up.

D.U.M.B.

Darwin's Urban Mobility Bike. Just one ride and we garantee you will become an instant Darwin Award recipient or your money back... to your next of kin... if you have any.


ADMFlapplap
Male, 18-29, Western US
 177 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:56:18 PM
You might not be as protected as you would be in a full-sized car with airbags, but it looks safer than a motorcycle or scooter, and there are plenty of people who use those every day. This looks like a good idea.

Pilanus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:27:45 PM
hmm, fancy(and likely expensive as hell) golf cart...

ctucker
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 129 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:00:15 PM
and a dumbass in a car hits you and you go bye bye...forever.

hyybrucewayn
Male, 18-29, Western US
 203 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 6:03:17 PM
It looks like a cool thing, but I have serious doubts about it being a practical means of transportation. honestly, you couldn't pay me to drive that thing down a busy New York Street.

and as for the acronyms, how about
D.U.M.B. Darwin's Urban Mobility Bike


Max_Normal
Male, 30-39, Europe
 499 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:05:13 PM

"Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility? Slapping together random words does not make a good acronym... just like slapping together a bike and a whateverthehellthatis does not make a good vehicle"

Cretinous Urban Numpty Transport System?


Lock_Face
Male, 18-29, Canada
 16 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:35:39 PM
I wanna drop kick it...

GrayFox
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 92 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:28:42 PM
Aw I was waiting for the night drive where that guy gets mugged, at least if your on a motorcycle people have second thoughts about it

kinjomusashi
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 920 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 10:15:31 AM
did that thing actually have rims??? bwahahahahaha!!! never mind, i'll just walk...

alexdude411
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:28:31 AM
dude even if that thing got nailed by a girl on a pink tricycle it would still go flying

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 7:12:04 AM
PUMA + SEMI = epic fail


McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13519 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 7:09:05 AM
And GM wonders why it's going bankrupt it's a Walmart cart with a friggen bubble over it.

comp_wizard
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 195 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 6:38:18 AM
"It increases capacity to two passengers in a seated position; capable of carrying them up to anywhere between 25 and 35 mph (40 - 56 kph) for anywhere between 25 and 35 miles (40 - 56 km) on a single charge."

If the PUMA can actually do 35, then it can keep up with traffic on city streets. I don't see any visibility issues that can't be solved by just painting the thing a brighter color. It may not provide the impact protection of a car, but would be at least as safe as riding a motorcycle.

Of course, if the thing tops out at 25 mph, then it becomes a traffic hazard. So the viability really depends on how much power they can get into the production model.


CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:53:01 AM
Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:38:05 AM
Why not just put a plastic bubble roof and a slightly more powerful motor on something like this:

Seriously...it's reliable, extensively tested in real use, much safer and far cheaper than this PUMA thing.


skittler
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 81 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:10:12 AM
i think that's pretty cool. and pretty efficient if u live in a city. i'd run it.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 5:06:36 AM
Motorised wheelchairs are nothing new, and that's all this is. It's obviously not safe on the road. I'd rather have one of those mobility carriage things - they're much sturdier.

trp712
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2223 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 1:47:36 AM
Okay, i've said this before, but this tim ei mean it....where do I get one???

grahamm
Male, 18-29, Europe
 245 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 1:22:27 AM
that looks well cool. but not as cool as that japanese armchair with wheels they had on topgear ages back :)

ometatherion
Male, 30-39, Western US
 176 Posts
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:11:15 AM
what a piece of poo, no wonder GM is about to die; flushing money (our tax money now) down the toilet

Boredered
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2918 Posts
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:10:39 PM
Diabities cure :) from extinction :P

dragonshadoz
Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:09:18 PM
Looks like an over-sized baby stroller. Who is going to buy that? Get into an accident with an orange cone and you're wiped out!

mattriesel
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 136 Posts
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:56:46 PM
Well, maybe GM will use the bailout in a lucrati... Fock.

Zombiemike
Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:10:15 PM
I'd be afraid of it tipping over

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