A new way to tour the city--Tour Coupes! San Diego has launched a tour coupe rental company with tons of locations around the city. You can rent a coupe and get a narrarated GPS-powered tour which includes sound effects, video, maps and photos of the "sensed" area. Each coupe is colorful and they fit two adults in each vehicle.
The top speed is 30mph so you can expect to have a relaxing ride while viewing local history, hearing stories of the area you are in and generally being 'shown around' by an electronic gadget.
A gallery is included on the site so you can see the Tour Coupes in action with visitors from around the world. I can imagine a ride near a beach would be more fun that one centered around a city area. I wonder how long it will take for this to become a widespread thing?
I remember as a girl riding in double-pedal double-seated carts while visiting Galveston. Is this taking the place of the manpower it took to ride in the past--but adding the luxury of gadgets to make the tour more wholesome? I think so.