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Old 04-07-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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not much of a side impact beam is there?
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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Fantastic!
Innovative!
Hurray!


Note to fellow engineering folks - Note the same control engineering that went into the original Segway. Truly remarkable!
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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Is this some sort of late April Fool's joke?

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Old 04-08-2009, 05:47 AM   #5
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NO this is the real thing. GM is going to make these. This was also on the news last night.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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If GM makes this, it might be the fatal last straw. Besides, How are teenagers going to make out when they have no room to manouver?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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i just seen this on the TODAY show.. looks pretty cool
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:04 AM   #8
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I have a Segway and it is a pretty cool machine. It is hig on technonlogy and it works. I can easilly ride 5 miles into town and back on a charge (5 miles each way).

This prodict has possibility but cost and its ability to operate utside the electronic network will be a factor in its sales. The one-person segway has never caught on, primarily due to cost, I think.

Picture yourself camping on the outskirts of the WalMart parking lot and riding this up to the store.

AND, I don't think it will tow a Scamp
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:58 PM   #9
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I think it's a great idea. I am all for alternative modes of transportation.

However, here in FL it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle (which would include those two stroke or whatever, motorized skateboards or scooters, or the electric ones either) on the sidewalk.

It's illegal to operate a motorized vehicle on the street without insurance. You can't insure a motorized scooter.

I wonder can these be insured for the street?

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Old 04-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #10
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I think it's a great idea. I am all for alternative modes of transportation.

However, here in FL it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle (which would include those two stroke or whatever, motorized skateboards or scooters, or the electric ones either) on the sidewalk.

It's illegal to operate a motorized vehicle on the street without insurance. You can't insure a motorized scooter.

I wonder can these be insured for the street?

Forunately for us in WA, they allow motorized vehicles on the sidewalk al long as they cannot go more than 15 mph. That includes the Segway (12), motorized sccoters and other "personal transportation" devices. I think that is true in most states but each has its own wrinkles. I do have insurance on the Segway. The PUMA is in a class of its own and states will have to deal with htat reality.

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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they stole this from toyota... toyota has a way cooler one. i think its called the i chair. http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-ga...y-won-t-eat-you its way more advanced than the gm segway. and toyota has the engineers to actually build a quality product.
http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Top-Gea...hair_199770.htm the only thing im concerned about is rain?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:45 PM   #12
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My first thought is "This is for people who are too lazy to walk or ride!?!"

And it doesn't look safe.
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BUTT, Butt, butt..... whares the AIR BAG(s) at???
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:37 PM   #14
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safe, airbags, baaa it looks like a blast to me. and those segways, ive seen some great spills on those. they will probly never allow the toyota in the states. i would buy one in a heartbeat if it had a way to keep the rain off.
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