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GM and Segway working on new balancing two-wheeler P.U.M.A. project

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Apr 7th, 2009 at 12:01AM

Please hold a moment while we check our calendars. Nope, it's definitely not April 1. That must mean a General Motors tie-up with Segway must be true. The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (P.U.M.A. for short) will seek to develop a self balancing two-wheeled vehicle capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph – well above the Segway's 12 mph top speed -- for 35 miles.Instead of the more common single track of a motorcycle, this electric vehicle will borrow the side-by-side arrangement popularized on the original Segway Personal Transporter. A lithium battery will store... Read More

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