Toyota has just now started testing a two-wheeled Segway-like vehicle that it first trumpeted almost five years ago, but when the vehicle in question tops out at less then four miles per hour, these things do take time. Toyota's Winglet, which the Japanese automaker first announced to the world in August 2008, has started public trials on the streets of Tsukuba, Japan, as the company looks to get more information on the stand-up vehicles safety and maneuverability.
Honda's Transportation Research Center in Ohio
The one and only time U.S. shores were blessed with Japan's premier motorsports event, Super GT, the folks over at Paramax were behind the scenes. Since then they've organized a number of events under the GT LIVE banner, as well as creating the XDL U.S. Stunt Riding Championship. Now, they've partnered with Subaru of America to bring more attention to one of the most entertaining and intense forms of motorsport around: Time Attack.
This past weekend, Daihatsu apparently sponsored a day of EV racing at Japan's Tsukuba Circuit. Based on our Google-translated interpretation of the source article, it appeared that there were 30-minute race sessions for classes that ranged from EV karts to full-blown EV conversions of regular vehicles. In addition, to the normal racing, there was also a time trial competition, and it appears that a student class was added this year (it's an annual event). We wish we had more info, but Response.