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Old 03-05-2014, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota I-road trike leany thing launched - interesting

Saw this & thought some of you might like to see it




THE i-ROAD ON PUBLIC ROAD | SMART MOBILITY SOCIETY | TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL WEBSITE

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool idea, but I think it only does about 30 mph, which would cause a really limited application outside of urban areas. Pretty cheezy looking site, it's layed out like a kid's high school media project. Hopefully that's because Toyota spent all their money on R & D so there was nothing left for web development

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like it...

But I do have a few questions.


1. Stability - How does it react in evasive maneuvers ?

2. Safety - What safety features are incorporated ? Has it been crash tested ? What were the results ?


I'm sure Toyota has addressed these issues. I would just like to see more information.


I did find a little more here.

Toyota shows the i-Road



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Old 03-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like a cross between the Renault Twizy and the Piaggio MP3.
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And the original Carver, although that had one wheel in front, two in the back.
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I'm sure I might get to test one out soon, I'm guessing I might be on the European launch team for it.
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Only 30 MPH? That'd make it only usable on sidewalks (wink,wink).
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Nice job, Toyota. You've built a Segway with a roof. That's been done:





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Trains at one time use to lean into turns. I like it better than the GM version of the segway.
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Jay Leno drove a Piaggo with an open topped aluminum body on a so.CA. freeway sometime last month, but I don't know where to find that- it was 2 Piaggos, done by an individual- not a company. A heck of a lot faster than 30 mph.

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