Along with New Hampshire-based electric transportation company Segway, GM on Tuesday introduced a two-seat, two-wheeled prototype vehicle at the New York Auto Show.
PUMA combines electric drive and batteries, two-wheel balancing, all-electronic acceleration, steering and braking, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and autonomous driving and parking. The prototype uses a lithium-ion battery. It can travel at speeds up to 35 mph with a range up to 35 miles between recharges.Among the innovations would be use of the sort of vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems that GM has pioneered. Such technology could ultimately enable vehicles that don't crash and drive themselves.
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