Would you look at that? A self-balancing two-wheeled vehicle capable of reaching speeds of 35 mph, something faster than Segway’s personal transporters which have a 12 mph maximum (you know, like the one used in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop). This is from the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (P.U.M.A.) by the General Motors/Segway tie-up.
This vehicle will have advanced sensing and intuitive user interfaces. It will be able to communicate with vehicles around it, that is, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication, reducing the risk of accidents and regulating the flow of traffic.
No price has been released yet for this vehicle, but it’s said to cost 25% of a traditional automobile. Official launch will be at the New York Auto Show this week.
Kind of funny-looking but still awesome. What will they think of next?