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Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« on: May 09, 2010, 03:33:29 PM »
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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 03:39:23 PM »
Um, why?
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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 03:55:36 PM »
Um, why?

Dunno....as a high-tech substitute for a wheelchair for handicapped perhaps?

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 04:23:17 PM »
As a crippled up guy, it seems like a good idea, but needs considerable work before someonee like me could use it. I like the electric wheelchair that can climb stares safely......if it were sanely priced, $12,000 is just too much.

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 05:41:36 PM »
Looking at their gimmicked up marketing their targeting 22nd century yuppies in museums and office buildings.
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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 06:44:22 PM »
It looks like it's no faster than walking.  It might come in handy in large factories for supervisors that have to cover a lot of ground.  I've visited several large plants around here that have fairly big collections of bicycles available for use in getting around.

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 10:33:09 AM »
I can see where that would benefit someone like me who has problems with walking. I'd be somewhat leery of the balance things, though. I already have some balance issues. It doesn't seem like it would be terribly expensive. I must wonder how long the batteries would last??
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 01:04:16 PM »
I hope they bought the licensing rights from Mr. Garrison...  :fuelfire:

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 06:24:35 AM »
This is what the fat people of Wal-Mart have been waiting for!
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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 06:46:19 AM »
This is what the fat people of Wal-Mart have been waiting for!

I think some of them would overload the balance abilities of this thing.

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 11:43:22 AM »
This is what the fat people of Wal-Mart have been waiting for!

Er....maximum load capacity 70 Kg......."wide load" versions are extra.......equipped with flags and flashing yellow lights.....

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »
Er....maximum load capacity 70 Kg......."wide load" versions are extra.......equipped with flags and flashing yellow lights.....

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Re: Honda Personal Mobility Prototype Vehicle
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 12:39:14 PM »
This is what the fat people of Wal-Mart have been waiting for!

No, they already use all of the scooters so the scooters aren't available to the truly disabled people.
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