GM and Segway team up for new two-seat car


GM (GM) thinks it's new electric-powered, two-seater passenger car being developed with Segway will help rebuild its leadership position in the urban markets. It's designed to be fast, safe, inexpensive and a clean alternative to traditional cars and trucks. Called the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility project (PUMA), each car will be part of a vast communications network that includes the ability of vehicles to interact with each other, regulate traffic flow and prevent crashes from happening. Look for its prototype on the streets of Manhattan today.

Communicating with non-PUMA vehicles will admittedly be something of a challenge, but GM says that through the use of transponder and GPS technology, PUMA will be able drive itself and automatically avoid obstacles such as pedestrians and other cars.