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10-10-2005, 10:18 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/05/image/1011b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>The i-swing<br>A new personal mobility vehicle that allows drivers to express their individuality<p> ▪ The single-person vehicle package boasts an individual design with a "wearable" feeling. Its low-resistance urethane body is covered in cloth to soften any impact while operating near people, and an LED illumination panel can be customized to display an image to suit your mood. <br> ▪ When traveling in a bustling street full of people, the i-swing can operate in a two-wheeled mode that takes up little space, so that it is possible to travel while keeping pace and talking with someone on foot. <br> ▪ When there is a need to move quickly, the i-swing can change to a three-wheeled mode, which is fun to travel in. In addition to the stick control, a pedal control can be used to provide a fresh cornering feeling, as you shift your body weight as if you were on skis. <br> ▪ The i-swing proposes the concept of using A.I. communication to enable it to grow, learning the habits and preferences of users by storing relevant data about them. </B><p>source: toyota.co.jp

10-11-2005, 12:55 AM
If this looks conflusing, here's better picture:<p><IMG SRC="http://response.jp/issue/2005/1011/article75119_1.images/95930.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: response.jp

against the wall
10-11-2005, 12:15 PM
so im guessing that toyotas vision of the future is that people will be too lazy to walk?

10-11-2005, 01:29 PM
It is every year when they release one of these. But this is the only one I haven't liked so far, and I'm not sure why.

10-11-2005, 01:50 PM
I could see something like this replacing or supplanting wheelchairs in the very near future. If they could open it up a bit more someone who cannot walk would be able to "stand" and take up a smaller area in terms of ground space, making it easier to manuever. now, only problem left to tackle would be stairs...<p>THat's the only reason I like it, I can walk otherwise.

10-11-2005, 04:55 PM
Few newer pics of i-swing:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/93707/d_ams_fotoshow_detail?skip=0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...kip=0</A>