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Greenlantern
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/gm-an d-segway-unveil-something/
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Swordsman
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

That's the most useless, overly-complicated piece of crap I've ever seen. It's totally unnecessary that it balances on two wheels. Totally a marketing gimmick. GM's just trying to stay visible.

~SM
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Xblaw
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Wish there had been more hype about it. We could have got another one of these:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/511/
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Texastechx1
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

LOL, nice one there Xblaw
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Oddball
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Southpark, that would be the pontiac version. They need Timmy piloting.
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Froggy
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 01:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The only companies that are out of ideas are the ones that don't innovate and think outside the box. I can't wait to see the production variants of the PUMA when they come out in about a year.
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Greenlantern
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

The only companies that are out of ideas are the ones that don't innovate and think outside the box.

True and I do not have any thing against the Gyro shopping cart itself (every story has a beginning ), but it is really bad form and bad management to flaunt way "outside the box" stuff like this as the "solution" given the current situation at GM. If it is a joint r&d effort with Segway, then let Segway and their P.R. people (who are not under public scrutiny) do the spinning and let GM start showcasing some more realistically viable machinery (from a availability timeline perspective of course). Public perception is what gets those geniuses in government meddling in the first place whether that perception is right or wrong. I like futuretastic crap as much as the next techno-dweeb but if you are going to spend my tax dollars, at least buy me dinner before you slap me in the face with your ****.
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Seems like a replacement for walking. Anybody see WALL-E? Aren't we fat and lazy enough already?
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Midknyte
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I can't wait to see the production variants of the PUMA when they come out in about a year.

That would be the Mercury CUGA...
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Greenlantern
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)



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Midknyte
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Oh My Gods! Check this out!

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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 05:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

OMG, he's been swallowed by an electric razor...or a vacuum cleaner.
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Ferris_von_bueller
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

This is what you get when you get into bed with a government obsessed with "green". Stop the madness !!! If this wasn't silly enough, Obama's administration is looking to solve global warming by increasing pollution in order to reflect the sun's rays. ... http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97ECHLG1& show_article=1
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Brumbear
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I would beat that fokker with a wiffle bat
if I saw him
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Cityxslicker
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

get off yur fat azz and walk.
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Fung
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

G.M. and Segway Unveil Something






Awful!
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Froggy
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 09:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Say what you want, the production variant will be much nicer, and it will be great for urban dwellers as it will be much cheaper than a car and make parking a Smart look like a SUV.

35 mile range is more than enough range for most people that live in the city. Just because you have no use for something doesn't mean others won't either.


Also that other blue and silver contraption, thats designed to be an alternative to a wheelchair for people that are disabled. It is more compact than a wheelchair and easier to maneuver, plus you get all the "WTF" looks everywhere you go. : )
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Cityxslicker
Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 09:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

it all reminds me of Capt Pike from Star Trek... Add the yes, no lights for affect.
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Sticks
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 12:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

+1 Capt Pike.
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Dbird29
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)



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Midknyte
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

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Cityxslicker
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

glad to know the obscure Star Trek reference wasnt wasted. I love this place.
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Limitedx1
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

hmmm buell minds are twisted!!!! i like it!
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Cityxslicker
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

around town vehicle for urban commuters....
Why cant I just license this beast ?


thats my idea of personal urban transportation for the single driver ; ) Yes the knobbies stay.
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Froggy
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

You could get the Segway XT





Or wait for the 4 wheel version with Tweels to come out



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Brumbear
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I have an Idea



and its envirermentally friendly
I'd like to try to drag a knee on this
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Cityxslicker
Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Xt with Explorer package.... notice no ground clearance, no articulated crawl, like I need to be up over the handlebars on that.... I would R&D the Shiate out of it for them though. They will be sad that they ever let me have it.
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