Toyota Winglet could revolutionize the way we move around

If you live in an extremely walkable city but sometimes wish you could just take a break from all that moving around, perhaps the Toyota Winglet is the right device for you.

It's equipped with two wheels and an internal sensor that constantly monitors the user’s position, and makes power adjustments to ensure stability. The Winglet consists of a body (with a projected area the size of an A3 sheet of paper) that houses an electric motor, two wheels and internal sensors that constantly monitor the user's position and make adjustments in power to ensure stability. Meanwhile, a unique parallel link mechanism allows the rider to go forward, backward and turn simply by shifting body weight, making the vehicle safe and useful even in tight spaces or crowded environments. TMC has created three models, the "L", "M" and "S", each having different handling features that allow consumers to select a model appropriate to their needs—from "practical" to "hands-free sporty".

No idea on how much these will cost, but it is hoped that the early 2010s will usher in the Winglet, resulting in a greener earth as well.

Source: Akihabaranews

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