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Toyota i-Unit : 2005

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Toyota's i-unit concept will make its U.S. debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. The single passenger i-unit is a form of "personal mobility" that seeks to balance freedom of movement, harmony with society, and harmony with the Earth's natural environment. Its design was inspired by a leaf and expresses the power of the unknown, the logic of living things and the simple beauty of waste-free functionality.


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The i-unit creates a seamless transformation between the vehicle and human movement, minimizing occupied space and energy consumption with its lightweight and ultra compact size. Its components are made with decomposable and recyclable materials to reduce impact on the environment.

The concept operates in an upright and horizontal mode. Its small size enables the driver to move among people in an upright position in low speed mode. The i-unit reclines in high-speed mode and its low center of gravity ensures stable handling.

Drive-by-wire technology and intuitive handling allow the driver to maneuver quick turns and drive at high speeds. In addition, a driver support information system uses sound, light and vibration to facilitate interactive communication.

The i-unit features Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technology that permits safe and efficient autopilot driving in specially equipped lanes.

Customization is also integral to the concept. A personalized recognition system can provide information and music to the driver, while the body color can be personalized according to the driver?s preferences and emotions.

Specifications.
- Body Weight - 180 kg/396.8 lbs
- Minimum Turning Radius
(Outer Side when turning in place) - 0.9 m 35.4 inches.
- Drive System - In-Wheel Motors (Rear)
- Battery Type - Lithium Ion

(from Toyota Press Release)


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Kamil Jarnutowski1657 days ago

Hi there my name is Kamil I'm 31 born with spinabifida and use a wheelchair to get around. I was just wondering if there is a possibility to make this into a wheelchair for people like me who have absolutely no use of their lower extremeties. I think if that was a possibility that wuld make life for us outside the area we live a whole lot better. Once again It was just a small thought. I by the way live inbridgewater new jersey

Kamil jarnutowski1657 days ago

Hi my name is kamil jarnutowski, I live in Bridgewater NJ, I'm 31 and was really stunned by these wheels. I was just wondering since I'm in a whelchair if it would be possible to suit this for someone like me who has no way of moving my lower extremeties.

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