VIDEO of Secret GM-Segway Project PUMA


Image: EMILE WAMSTEKER/General Motors via Jalopnik

April broke the news this morning that the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (PUMA) vehicle is ready for the road -- raising the question of whether anyone wants to fight traffic in the gyro-stabilized, two-wheeled, two-seater people moving pod. To better visualize how the PUMA fits into the existing traffic infrastructure, check out the video below from GM showing how PUMA moves along bike paths and city streets, with speeds up to 35 mph, and pirouettes around its own axis. You can clearly see the mechanism for stopping and starting at about 1 minute into the video, relying on a hidden set of wheels and a gentle rocking motion by the driver.
Video: YouTube

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