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Toyota - i-Real

Original name: トヨタi-リアル


i-REAL CONCEPT AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

The i-REAL is a personal mobility vehicle made closely in human scale as a step toward commercialisation in the near future.

Represents the next stage of Toyota’s personal mobility vehicle development, following the PM, i-unit and i-swing.

Uses three wheels (two at the front and one at the back), in low-speed mode, shortening its wheelbaseto allow it to manoeuvre naturally among pedestrians at similar eyesight height without taking up a large amount of space; in high-speed mode the wheelbase lengthens to provide a lower centre of gravity and better driving performance.

Ensures safe handling—both to the driver and those around the vehicle—by employing perimeter monitoring sensors to detect when a collision with a person or object is imminent and alerts the driver by emitting a noise and vibrating; at the same time, alerts people around it of its movements through the pleasant use of light and sound.

Concept: i-REAL (low/high-speed mode)

Total length (mm): 995/1,510

Total width (mm): 700

Total height (mm): 1,430/1,125

Wheelbase (mm): 485/1,040

Seating Capacity: 1

SOURCE: Toyota

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