On 7 April 2009 the Segway Company introducing their new project “The Project P.U.M.A((Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility) ” prototype. And the good news is this two wheeled Electric car is special designed for environmentally friendly.
This product also an eco-friendly alternative way for many of the short journeys that are typically made by car. Do you know this present day in America there is 900 million car take journeys every days and half of them are taking trips less than 5 miles long and also a solo trip.
They said ” the prototype truly does expand upon the exhilarating riding experience. It increases capacity to two passengers in a seated position; capable of carrying them up to anywhere between 25 and 35 mph (40 – 56 kph) for anywhere between 25 and 35 miles (40 – 56 km) on a single charge.* It does so while taking advantage of the unparalleled maneuverability and advanced control you get through Segway’s use of dynamic stabilization (balancing technology). Add in know-how with large format lithium-ion batteries and you have something that’s zero emissions during operation – likely only costing about $.60 in electricity to recharge.
*It’s a prototype, which is why these high-end ranges vary so significantly.
The Segway company also planning for their future design collaboration with GM Opel. The prototype runs on a lithium-ion battery and uses Segway’s two-wheel balancing technology, along with dual electric motors. It’s designed to reach speeds of up to 35mph and can run 35 miles on a single charge.
Find the design of the Project Puma Prototype, being develope by Segway and GM below
The vehicles would also be part of a communications network that through the use of transponder and GPS technology would allow them to drive themselves. This future two wheeled car would automatically avoid something that blocks or impedes a road, passage, or somebody’s way and other cars and therefore never crash, GM’s Vice president Larry Burn said.
For that reason the future PUMA vehicles would not need air bags or other traditional safety devices and include safety belts for ‘comfort purposes’ only. Though the technology its may seem this vehicles like something out of science fiction.
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