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Project P.U.M.A .... General motors/Segway collaboration. Vehicle of the Future?

Bankruptcy for General Motors may be inevitable, but the R&D side of the company is forging ahead with plans for a new electric vehicle.

GM and Segway rolled out an electric two-wheel, two-seat prototype vehicle in New York on Tuesday. Built for use in congested urban environments, Project P.U.M.A. (for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), as the vehicle is called, combines several technologies demonstrated by GM and Segway.

The 300-pound, zero-emissions vehicle is powered by a lithium-ion battery and dual electric wheel motors. It features all-electronic acceleration, steering, and braking; vehicle-to-vehicle communications; digital smart energy management; two-wheel balancing; and a dockable user interface that allows off-board connectivity.

"Imagine small, nimble electric vehicles that know where other moving objects are and avoid running into them. Now, connect the

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Added: Apr-9-2009 Occurred On: Apr-9-2009
By: Necrosis
Arts and Entertainment
Tags: project puma, usa, necrosis, electric, vehicle,
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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