Maybe the Segway will finally get a chance to change the future of transportation. General Motors and Segway have teamed up again to produce a series of decidedly uncool-looking Electric Networked Vehicles, EN-V, all based on the Segway's balanced platform with a carbon-fiber shell.
The EN-V pods could run for about 25 miles on a charge and reach top speeds of 25 mph. Since they're purely conceptual at this point, take this feature list with a pile of salt: They'll be able to communicate with vehicles around them and react to prevent accidents and avoid traffic. With GPS and adaptive cruise control, they'll be able to safely navigate with little to no input from the driver. Tuck Junior into one of these and send him off to kindergarten. Or not.
The concept cars are designed for Shanghai traffic, and will be shown off at Shanghai's World Expo in May. It's nice to see GM solving China's traffic woes.