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Riding the PUMA--photos

We got a demonstration ride in the PUMA, a two-person electric transporter that comes from a collaboration between GM and Segway.

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The PUMA sits on its main and front auxiliary wheels when at rest.

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With a top speed of 35 mph, it really gets moving.

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Safety bars on the sides make getting out seem like exiting a roller coaster.

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The two rear wheels are for safety, and generally aren't used.

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The cabin can hold two people, but no cargo.

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Pushing the steering column forward makes the PUMA go.

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