GM found its miracle cure!

It makes perfect sense now that I think about it…if GM is failing at making cars that people want to use, then of course it should venture into the highly goofy market of personal transportation vehicles and team up with Segway. The bizarre child of a joint effort between GM and Segway Inc., the PUMA (which of course stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, though it riding an actual puma would also be an inexpensive alternative to a car) looks like an escape pod with wheels.

Needless to say, most people will look at the vehicle and wonder just who the heck would buy such a thing, even if it can go 35 mph, runs on battery power and is estimated to cost about a fourth as much as a car. Just look at it! A bunch of schoolchildren could push it over. This country has to get serious about an alternative to our current method of vehicular transport, but the prevailing tastes are going to be hard to change, especially with such a creature as this…

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Here's the PUMA, as for some of its counterparts...

And here's the escape capsule for a B-58 Hustler, a plane that should have no problem with PUMAs or COUGARs.

And here's the escape capsule for a B-58 Hustler, a plane that should have no problem with PUMAs or COUGARs.

Personal transport that this nation can really get behind.

And here's personal transportation that this nation can really get behind.

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