04. 20. 2009
Make way for... the new Segway?
I always wanted a Segway so much. I never knew anyone who actually had one (apart from Niles in Frasier, and former President George Bush, who fell off one in 2003) but I thought it was the perfect transportation (apart from when it rains). The rest of the world didn't quite agree: Segway sales never went through the roof as the designers had hoped, although they have remained reasonably popular among the gadget-loving wealthy and even the occasional police force.
Now the same company is joining with General Motors to make another new form of transportation which they hope will be even more popular: a very cute little electric car designed for urban driving called the Puma (which stands for personal urban mobility and accessibility). General Motors are clearly hoping this will help stave off bankruptcy as well as being better for the environment than standard petrol cars.
It definitely wins my "I want one!" test... What do you think?