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The Chevy Segway Keeps On Rolling (Video) 210

Posted by Roblimo
from the as-if-regular-Segways-weren't-dorky-enough dept.
Back in 2009 G.M. and Segway talked about the P.U.M.A., or Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle. Now it's the EN-V, which stands for Electric Network Vehicle. G.M. (along with partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) debuted the thing in Shanghai in 2010, then displayed it at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in 2011, and now they're showing it off at auto shows, no doubt hoping to get a lot of buzz going for this two-wheeled wonder, which is supposed to be so loaded with navigation and collision avoidance electronics that you can sleep in it on your way to work. (Please wake us up when we get there, okay?)

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The Chevy Segway Keeps On Rolling (Video)

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  • by SlipDisc (40657) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @10:13AM (#38817735) Homepage

    Sarge: May I introduce, our new Light-Reconnaissance vehicle. (Rotating around the new jeep) It has 4-inch Armor Plating; M.A.G. Bumper Suspension; a mounted machine gunner position, and total seating for three. Gentlemen! This is the M12 LRV! I like to call it the 'Warthog'.
            Simmons: Why 'Warthog,' Sir?
            Sarge: Because 'M12 LRV' is too hard to say in conversation, son.
            Grif: No, but, why 'Warthog'? I mean, it doesn't really look like a pig...
            Sarge: Say that again?
            Grif: I think it looks more like a Puma.
            Sarge: What in Sam Hell is a 'Puma'?
            Simmons: Uhh, you mean like the shoe company?
            Grif: No, like a Puma. It's a big cat, like a lion.
            Sarge: You're making that up.
            Grif: I'm telling you, it's a real animal!
            Sarge: Simmons, I want you to poison Grif's next meal.
            Simmons: Yes sir!

  • by GaryOlson (737642) <slashdot AT garyolson DOT org> on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @10:13AM (#38817737) Journal
    Where's the bamboo handles and the skinny guy to make it go?
  • by mwvdlee (775178) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @10:16AM (#38817757) Homepage

    I have a 30 minute commute... just about perfect.

    What would you be doing the other 29 minutes?

  • by leonardluen (211265) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @10:31AM (#38817863)

    I just realized...we are the daleks!!!

    just need to make it look more like a garbage can and stick a plunger on it...

  • by tekrat (242117) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @10:34AM (#38817893) Homepage Journal

    They were displaying a prototype of this 2 years ago at the NY Auto Show held at the Javits Center... My friend and I are standing by it, and we're trying to guess how much electronics are crammed into the thing, and my friend says "I'll bet it runs Linux"... So the booth babe next to us turns and says 'No, it runs on electricity!"

    We thanked her for her insightful information, took three steps and then started laughing hysterically.

/earth: file system full.