Two Wheels

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gm-segway7-2009apr07,0,2638670.story [ GM, Segway think 2 wheels The companies plan to develop a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle as a
clean, safe and inexpensive alternative to traditional cars. Associated Press April 7, 2009
New York -- A solution to the world's urban transportation problems could lie in two wheels, not four, according to executives of General Motors Corp. and Segway Inc.
The companies plan to announce today that they are developing a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle designed to be a safe, inexpensive and clean alternative to traditional cars for cities across the world.
The companies said their project, dubbed PUMA, for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, would include a communications network allowing vehicles to interact with one another to regulate traffic flow and prevent crashes.
The 300-pound prototype runs on a lithium-ion battery and dual electric motors and ..... ]
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I think it's called a motorbike
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The P.U.M.A. prototype http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p 888
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http://www.segway.com/blog/20090406introducing-project-puma-329.html http://www.segway.com/puma/
http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewmonthlyreleasedetail.do?domaint&docidS538
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The only potential advantage over in-line two wheelers is that, supposedly, it won't fall over. This could eliminate a whole class of injuries and attract people who are scared of bikes and motorbikes. But people will still get seriously injured in that thing in car- loveseat collisions.
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Instead if falling over, it would fall frontwards or backwards. Still falling over.
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Uh, the thing has 4 wheels... Pfffftttt... Look at the pictures;)
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yeah, just like a top fuel funny dragster has 6 wheels and really needs them
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And like a bicycle with training wheels; it's still a bicycle. The reference is to the main wheels. We might as well really act stupid and claim steering wheels count too.
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Or... .you could say it has 4 wheels, which it does, All four are essential to the operation. Or we could just be stupid and say those round things that keep it stable are not wheels.. A bike with training wheels has 4 wheels professor..
Now take your crossposting penis pullers and go back to your engineering group where you can all measure yourselves and argue about units of measure.
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Or... .you could say it has 4 wheels, which it does, All four are essential to the operation. Or we could just be stupid and say those round things that keep it stable are not wheels.. A bike with training wheels has 4 wheels professor..
Now take your crossposting penis pullers and go back to your engineering group where you can all measure yourselves and argue about units of measure.
You're too funny. People reply to your crossposted message and you insult them for crossposting. Lmaoay
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I counted six on the news photo Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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