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Toyota is testing a new electric two-wheeled scooter
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The company Toyota has begun testing its new development Winglet – a personal two-wheeled vehicle that resembles a miniature version of the self-balancing electric scooter Segway. The place of testing Toyota chose Mobility Robot Experimental Zone in the city of Tsukuba, which is known worldwide as the “Science City” of Japan.
The company wants to commercialize his device, but at the moment it is only at the stage of concept that Toyota is testing the safety and practicality. Winglet is available in two variations. The most compact in size version weighs only 9.9 kg and is designed to cover the distance of 5.5 km.
The first phase of the test Winglet focused around the safety of both the owner and the other for pedestrians. The tests will take place until March 2014. For these purposes, the company has decided to invite 80 volunteers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT), who will have access to eight versions Winglet Long Type, larger versions of the Segway at adolescents.
By signing the necessary agreements with the company, people have access to a scooter to navigate the territory of the institute and the whole of the daily life of the institute. Owners of scooters have to follow the same rules of movement that are prescribed for owners of bikes and scooters. After this, Toyota will bring together all the reviews about this device and if necessary to modernize.
Once again it should be noted that currently is being Winglet working prototype, so the final design of the vehicle can change significantly.
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