Posted at 11:37 AM on April 8, 2009
by Sanden Totten
GM and Segway, now there's a winning combination. One is a failing car company whose CEO was basically fired by the government. The other invented the preferred mode of transportation of Paul Blart, Mall Cop. Now they have joined forces to reinvent personal transportion.
I think I speak for all of us when I say "whaa?"
Introducing the PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility). It's a prototype of a new vehicle. Imagine driving around New York City in a giant Cadbury Creme Egg, hated by all the bikers for clogging their lane and barely noticed by cars who mistake you for a misplaced newspaper box. Sounds great right?
The bad news is, they don't seem to shield you from the weather (certain death in Minnesota). And they have just enough room for you and your morning coffee. Technically the PUMA is a two-seater, but unless you are married or at least in a long-term relationship, it might be indecent to ride that way.
But they are apparently great for spinning in circles around scenic landmarks.
So how about it loyal Loophole readers? Would you make this your new ride?