GM Unveils the P.U.M.A.

Smaller cars are the way of the future, but this might be going too far...
By Seth Fletcher
Is it the car of the future? The Segway of the future? An idea destined to go nowhere? Something in between? Today GM unveiled the PUMA, a two-wheeled city vehicle built in collaboration with Segway. PUMA stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, and the idea is to create a small, highly maneuverable mini-car ideal for congested cities where the traffic is slow and the parking is nonexistent.

The (let's be honest here) rather unattractive prototype you see here is the first generation, to be followed by more polished prototypes in the fall and then Minority Report-looking pod vehicles next year. 

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