Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

This is How the Segway/GM PUMA Pod Flies Down the Street

Jalopnik has a clip from the Today Show demonstrating how the GM/Segway PUMA pod rolls about. And just like with the Batpod, Meredith Viera takes the sexy honors of a sexy first ride.


It goes up to 35MPH and gets somewhere around 200MPG. Those numbers fluctuate depending on the lardassity of the passengers.


What's interesting isn't the way it rolls around only only two wheels—even though it has four other wheels in front and behind just in case the balancing mechanism doesn't work—it's that weird adjustment mechanism that's shown at about a minute deep in the above clip.

We could really see people riding this in cities. But that's exactly what we said eight years ago with the Segway. [Jalopnik]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



The big disadvantage of scooters and bicycles is that they are vulnerable in the weather, and here they have a vehicle that could easily have an enclosed cockpit (which would be a significant advantage) and they leave the sides open.

If it is proportional in price to the existing segways, it will be about $14k. When you can buy a scooter for $2k the alternative really needs to be significantly better.