Author Topic: The Puma - Electric Transportation  (Read 3133 times)

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The Puma - Electric Transportation
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:08:30 PM »
This seems to have potential but since they compare it to an iPod I would say it will have to go through a few generations.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/GM-Segway-unveil-two-seat/story.aspx?guid={C3F43CDE-795A-43AE-AE74-CFEAD9450C70}

The concept is interesting, if it had just a bit of cargo space and a bit more range it may be something worth looking at.  For now you will pay a LOT less for two electric bikes.

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Re: The Puma - Electric Transportation
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 01:30:34 PM »
I will be very leery of "robot driving" for a very long time.  Code is prone to bugs and when you are talking about the potential for accidents, I don't trust other programmers to that extent yet.  ;-]

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Re: The Puma - Electric Transportation
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 01:59:10 PM »
I feel they are too small. They don't quite fit in on the road and don't fit in on the sidewalk. With the way people drive around here, one of these would get creamed in no time.

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Re: The Puma - Electric Transportation
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 05:44:31 PM »
Kind of interesting.  But as with the Segway, I don't get the strange fascination with the 2 wheels.  If they would make that with 4 wheels, it would be cheaper to make, service and sell.  The 2 wheels and the whole gyro thing make it unnecessarily complicated.



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