Is this new creation from Toyota a car or a motorcycle? Well, it might just be a little bit of both!
Typically Toyota is not known for motorcycles or scooters, but then again, there is nothing typical about this newly unveiled three-wheeled i-ROAD motorcycle. The concept i-ROAD prototype was recently unveiled at a TED Conference where Toyota allowed people to test drive its vision for the future of mobility.
The Toyota i-ROAD steering uses a single steering wheel in the rear behind the two front drive-tires. The process of turning the vehicle involves the driver initiating the turn with the steering wheel and onboard gyros then adjusting the tilt angle by changing the level of the front two tires. Although it sounds complicated, those who drive it say it is intuitive and fun to drive.
“In the 20 years I’ve been in the car business, this is the most fun, interesting ride dynamic I’ve ever had because of the rear-steer and the active lean system,” says Jason Shulz of Toyota Motor Company Sales U.S.A.
Pricing details have yet to be determined, but the battery driven motor scooter is said to have a purported range of 30 miles with a full-charge from a standard outlet taking just three hours.
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