Sit-down Segway, safe for streets, is set

Before you ride a Segway, you probably just dismiss the thing as an impractical toy for rich kids. Which, in all fairness, it is.

But once you actually ride a Segway, you immediately want one, if for no other reason than so you can tool around your driveway on it — like a skateboard for grown-ups.

Now Segway is taking a turn for the practical, teaming with General Motors on something called Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), which finally turns the Segway’s self-balancing technology into something that might conceivably become useful outside the gates of your manor and the polo grounds. The project was formally announced this week at the New York Auto Show and it looks awfully cool so far. Read More.. [via Yahoo]

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