• Nov 21, 2005

When we first say Toyota's i-unit personal mobility concept, we thought it was just another crazy concept created for the Tokyo Motor Show to make us foreign journalists laugh. It turns out the i-unit's been in development for a while and Toyota has actually entertained, or at least analyzed, the idea of producing it. Chester Dawson of BusinessWeek got to road test one at a Toyota dealership in Manhattan. From his description it's hard to tell whether the i-unit is more Segway-like than car-like. It's combination of drive-by-wire, information and eco technology make it a rolling showcase for Toyota know-how, but the thing tops out at 25 mph and needs to be plugged in after 30 minutes of use. If Toyota can improve the i-unit's stamina, we may just rent one for our next golf outing.




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      • 9 Years Ago
      no pictures = fail :(
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes.
      • 9 Years Ago
      what's next ? Isetta in hot pink again ?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Make something like this that hovers, and then we'll be in business...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Make it able to reach 70 mph and I'll be first in line.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "I'll use it as a golf cart. Get it? That means it's stupid, electric, and slow. I'm so funny! Har har!"
      • 9 Years Ago
      Anyone seen the South Park episode with Mr. Garrison's vehicle creation? Kindof reminds me of that.