Starting today, the city of Tsukuba tests the first prototypes of Winglet on the sidewalk in a specific and unique experimental area in Japan called Mobility Robot Experimental Zone.
The first phase of tests to ensure the safety and functionality of the device will take place over a year, until March 31, 2014.
In 2008 three versions were revealed with different sizes and specifications: S, M and L.
The Winglet L prototypes being tested can reach 6kph with an hour or 4km of range. They are activated by a key and operated by gyroscopes, like the Segway, you give a direction with the weight of your body.
The single person vehicle is a market that remains largely unexplored by the large manufacturers who only presented prototypes such as the Honda Uni-Cub or the Winglet while many companies, starting with Segway but also Ewee or Ssike offer some interesting solutions for a few years...
For the moment no launch announcement for this Toyota Winglet.