SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Pragmatic Programmer halfasleeps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Altoona, PA. USA
    Posts
    1,945
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Segway is making a car

    Segway and GM are teaming up to make a car so small it is dwarfed by the smart cars. Its only got 2 wheels and balances like a regular Segway. What do you guys think? would you drive one? I would be paranoid about tipping over or even worse what happens when you crash?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/money/200...y_battery.html
    Altoona Design
    Freelance Flex developer for hire.
    ActionScript Programmer with 8 Years Experience.

  2. #2
    SQL Consultant gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    r937's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    39,017
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nydailynews.com
    target audience: "urban sophisticates"
    i've got a few different adjectives in mind ...

    r937.com | rudy.ca | Buy my SitePoint book: Simply SQL
    "giving out my real stuffs"

  3. #3
    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida USA
    Posts
    5,775
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I saw that on TV last night. Looks pretty unstable to me, one wind gust on the bridge and the thing starts rolling. There used to be this 3 wheel car, the Isetta, that was better and stable
    Ulrike
    TUTs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  4. #4
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd get one. For most of where I go it would be perfect?

  5. #5
    dooby dooby doo silver trophybronze trophy
    spikeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    13,788
    Mentioned
    151 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I would be too scared of a flatulent cat blowing it over.....
    Mike Swiffin - Community Team Advisor
    Only a woman can read between the lines of a one word answer.....

  6. #6
    King of Paralysis by Analysis bronze trophy
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never in a million years...

    I'd love to see that thing try to drive through the snow...

  7. #7
    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    8,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    It looks like a spaceage rickshaw, I recon it would actually do very well in Asia where those tuktuk battery powered cab's are so popular.

  8. #8
    SitePoint Zealot Mooladaysdotcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    185
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol Segway, making a car. At least it looks cool right?
    Make Extra Money, Ways to Make Money Online
    Read Our Article On Learn Keyword SEO

  9. #9
    Is Still Alive silver trophybronze trophy RetroNetro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This will save GM for sure.

    No, I would not buy one (unless they are real, real cheap) but yes I would test drive one up and down my street a few times.

  10. #10
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Practicality, yes. But style too, dammit !

    How does that compare to this beauty ?...



    http://www.celica.net/

    Why do all these eco-friendly cars have to look so... so... dorky.




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  11. #11
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd rather ride a bicycle.

    Same two wheels. No lameness.




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  12. #12
    Is Still Alive silver trophybronze trophy RetroNetro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    Why do all these eco-friendly cars have to look so... so... dorky.
    Why do people place so much value in how "stylish" their car is?

  13. #13
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch
    Why do people place so much value in how "stylish" their car is?
    Why do you like looking at beautiful women ?




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  14. #14
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch
    Why do people place so much value in how "stylish" their car is?
    And added to that... cars are truckin' expensive! And for my money, I'd like something as attractive as it is useful.

    Doesn't mean a jalopy car wouldn't be as useful... but why not have both ?




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  15. #15
    Is Still Alive silver trophybronze trophy RetroNetro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    Why do you like looking at beautiful women ?
    My original comment was not directed towards you personally.

    men looking at women = human nature
    desire for stylish car = learned behavior
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    And added to that... cars are truckin' expensive! And for my money, I'd like something as attractive as it is useful.

    Doesn't mean a jalopy car wouldn't be as useful... but why not have both
    By no means am I suggesting a car needs to be ugly to meet my standards. I think my car looks okay, but I do not attach alot of self worth to it's appearance. It is simply a tool that currently meets my needs.

  16. #16
    Keep Moving Forward gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy
    Shaun(OfTheDead)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Trinidad
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch
    I do not attach alot of self worth to it's appearance. It is simply a tool that currently meets my needs.
    But if you could have a more cool-looking tool that met the same needs at the same price wouldn't you go for it ?

    Even if it's just a matter of wanting the red one instead of the black one ?


    It's not about self-worth (for most people). It's about wanting the best you can get... that's a very innate human behaviour.


    If you went to buy T-shirts, all things equal, wouldn't you choose the one with the print you liked the most ?




    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
    with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

    Update on Sitepoint's Migration to Discourse

  17. #17
    HAHA!
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    an easter egg on wheels is not my idea of a car
    Last edited by Hostpitable; Apr 12, 2009 at 08:07.
    Cheap web hosting directory listing the cheapest web hosting

    Submit articles to an article directory

  18. #18
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dwarfed by the Smart Car? Things are just getting out of hand now.

  19. #19
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Segway has produced and delivered some 60,000 electric scooters since inception in 2002, so they know a thing or two about lithium ion battery supply and management technologies. With GM ís backing, and a new administration keen to develop green initiatives one can forgive a little hype in their promotional material. The vehicle is a fully functioning prototype at the moment and not set to go on sale before 2012 when the cost is predicted to be 25-35% of the price of a small automobile.


  20. #20
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nice... i'll be picking one of those things up!

  21. #21
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No go on that one.
    LocalCarHub.com - 1000's of used car listings in the U.S.

    LocalCarHub.co.uk - 1000's of used car listings in the U.K.

  22. #22
    SitePoint Enthusiast devAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    68
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would be getting one...its much comfortable than a bike and the awesomeness...think about it! lol I will looked like someone from the future
    sig space open...


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •