Brussels,
06
March
2018
|
09:49
Europe/Amsterdam

Toyota Concept-i WALK

• Compact mobility vehicle for use in pedestrian areas

• Equipped with an automated driving function, increasing people’s range of movement in safety and security

• Three wheels and a variable wheelbase, steering function and low floor make for easy use with no need for specific clothing or footwear

• Suitable for shared services, for example at leisure spots and other po-pular outdoor locations

SAFE DRIVING ON PAVEMENTS AND IN PEDESTRIANISED AREAS

The Concept-i WALK can rotate on the spot, is shorter than an average stride and narrower than a person’s shoulder width. On the street it, takes up about the same space as a walk-ing pedestrian. It also understands its driver, based on conversations with the AI Agent and data obtained from sensors in its handles, and can guide the user safely should the situation demand. If the vehicle senses danger while in motion, it will warn the driver and automati-cally take avoiding measures. The three wheels and the change in wheelbase according to vehicle speed ensure stability when driving and stopping.

EASY FOR ANYONE TO USE

The steering function means that Concept-i WALK riders don’t have to shift their body weight to negotiate bends and turns. The low floor makes it easy for people to get on and off, with no restriction of age, gender or even clothing.

Again, Toyota anticipates the vehicle will be suitable for shared services. The aim is to pro-vide a vehicle for short distance mobility, co-or-dinated with other transport facilities at leisure spots and other popular outdoor locations.

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