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Old 04-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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yet another grand idea from GM

http://rorr.im/digg.com/autos/segway_and_gm_building_deathtrap_of_a_vehicle/
and those lazy asses from Segway

wow.. its a wheel chair on steroids or an ill conceived golf cart.


I think I'll stick to my legs since those seemed to have works just fine for mankind for a long time now

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:22 PM
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see 3D open air contraptions thread
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:23 PM
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Yeah I saw that, Toyota has something similar (but way way sleeker and better)

As if the world doesn't have enough heart disease and isn't FAT enough as it is!
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:29 PM
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its going to look something like this



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Old 04-07-2009, 03:55 PM
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Yeah I saw that, Toyota has something similar (but way way sleeker and better)

As if the world doesn't have enough heart disease and isn't FAT enough as it is!

I saw Richard Hammond drive the Toyota one on "Top Gear" His best comment was "We have had these in England for a long time. They are called wheelchairs." I was not impressed. It is 10mph slower then the GM/Segway model and only seats one. It does have the cool chat feature built in, but how many other 'drivers' do you want to invite for coffee?

Me I will also stick to the two foot method of getting around.
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:10 PM
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some of the comments on DIGG are great but one sticks out.. its about how people on earth will look like the humans in Wall*e
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:49 PM
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Perhaps if it were more... robust.


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Old 04-07-2009, 06:12 PM
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that thing is awesome. if GM produced that, I might buy one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EqYP4IFdo
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:28 PM
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Do you "steer" by leaning in one direction or another with this as well?
If so, then it would be easy to spot the drunk guy, leaning to one side, rolling around in circles, like a broken spirograph toy.

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