After seeing the segway fail to fully make its transition into everyday life, are really we gonna see this new machine zipping up and down the street? Seems that this on the road is just a tad bit more dangerous than the segway.
The Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) prototype is shown in Brooklyn April 4. GM and Segway say the vehicle could allow people to travel around cities more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly, and at a lower total cost.
General Motors Corp. is teaming with Segway Inc., maker of the upright, self-balancing scooters, to build a new type of two-wheeled vehicle designed to move easily through congested urban streets.
The machine, which GM says it aims to develop by 2012, would run on batteries and use wireless technology to avoid traffic backups and navigate cities.
The struggling auto maker, surviving on a government lifeline, is looking to generate enthusiasm for its increasingly uncertain future ahead of the New York auto show this week.
GM has slashed product-development programs, advertising and spending on auto-show events. But it will take to the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday to show off a prototype of the vehicle, called PUMA, for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility.
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If it’s good enough for Nike, then it’s worth a shot for Puma! Taking their friendly First Round model and slenderizing it down to a chick’s size, Puma have turned the cuteness dial straight to Number 11 with a bullet. Offered in egg yolk/red, or a blue on blue combo, the shoe has faux fur, overstitched threads and a wee little belly button. The pack also takes some inspiration from the Bode Clyde with an embossed star treatment in the heel. This First Round gives the bogan-chic coolness of the ugg boot an update – now you too can have your teddy and wear it.
Its been seventeen years since the Puma Unlimited Hi & Lo’s stepped on the scene. Well, in these retro times we live, everything makes a comeback. Its Puma’s chance to get back into the swing of things with these croc covered re-issue’s of a timeless classic. Don’t drag ya feet though, these “unlimited” joints are limited. Available April 21st, go get you some HERE
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Big Tings A Gwon’ over at MTV as they prepare to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of Yo MTV Raps, the spring board that many classics jumped off from. Fab Five is blogging over at Zude! (a highly recommended social network by the way) and Puma is setting out some ill rare issues. Them BDK’s is mean man, MEAN!
Brooklyn Stand Up! BIG DADDY KANE’S
Queens Bridge Stand Up! MC SHAN’S
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One of the most powerful sub-cultures in New York is the emerging sneaker scene. Closely intertwined with the street wear scene the Cult of Sneaker Head’s worship in some of the most sacred shopping temples in New York, the Mecca of the Sneaker Cult. Below we have linked you to New York magazine’s listing of some of these sacred temples. You are now in the know. CLICK HERE FOR LISTING