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Old 04-07-2009, 05:27 AM   #1
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Here's an interesting look at things to come...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090407/ap_on_bi_ge/general_motors_segway



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Old 04-07-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Interesting idea... Toyota has something similar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IT7qK1hrro&NR=1
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Can't GM just learn how to build normal cars that don't fall apart by itself?
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That Segway/GM vehicle was featured in this mornings episode of the TODAY show
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"The vehicles would automatically avoid obstacles such as pedestrians and other cars and therefore never crash"

And the Titanic will never sink.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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Having a system trying to balance itself on two wheels is incredibly inefficient. I calculated that the costs to run a normal Segway would exceed that of a Chevy Suburban because of battery replacement cost and frequency.

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http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=segway_more_complicated_than_it_needs_to_b e
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #7
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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid
And they wonder why they are going into bancruptcy.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:36 AM   #8
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I saw this in USA Today yesterday. Points made in the article were:
  • they want / recommend a separate line like a bicycle lane for these and other urban vehicles
  • Maximum distance between battery charges: 35 miles. [comes with a built in PITA]
  • Not in the article: hard on the eyes.
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Quote:
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"The vehicles would automatically avoid obstacles such as pedestrians and other cars and therefore never crash"

And the Titanic will never sink.
EXACTLY what I was thinking...
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Woo hoo so Chrysler found a partner with Fiat, which ownes prestigious brands such as Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. GM found a partner with....Segway?!

GM seems to be the only car company that is ready to fall, except they won't even if they go into bankruptcy.

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