Sunday, April 12, 2009

The PUMA (And I Don't Mean Lance Berkman or the Athletic Shoe)

The talk around the 2009 New York Auto Show is the "PUMA". PUMA stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, and works on similar principles as the Segway Personal Transporter.

The PUMA is supposed to go up to 35 mph, with a range of 35 miles. It weighs 400 pounds, but is a very early model, with a second generation due to come out in the fall. GM initially approached Segway about the collaboration 18 months ago, but the PUMA on display was developed and built at the Segway plant in only 90 days.

New York Post cartoonist Sean Delonas' cartoon for Thursday April 9, 2009 is below. I think he has the same opinion as mine.

My quote today will be my own.

"Who in the HELL is going to drive one of these? Certainly not anyone from Texas?" - Texas Truth


Donald Douglas said...

Hope you're having a great Easter, T.T.!

Texas Truth said...

Donald Douglas: Good to hear from you. Thanks for the greeting. I hope you had one also.