Toyota Unveils I-Swing at Tokyo Auto Show

Posted on October 26, 2005

I-Swing This year's Tokyo Auto show continued the trend of revealing unusual concept vehicles and USA Today reports that this year was no exception. Toyota displayed its i-swing concept vehicle which the Associated Press says follows Toyota's goal of creating a "wearable vehicle."
The vehicle, shown at the Tokyo auto show, can travel on three or two wheels and is built for use on sidewalks and roads. Its body is made of polyurethane and covered in fabric - to soften the impact if it bumps into people, Toyota says.

Imagine driving around in the i-swing and its artificial intelligence, which will pop up as a mascot character in a display at the driver's shoulder, will point out a noodle shop that's sure to match your palate, says Hideo Miwa, a Toyota designer.
These vehicles sound useful for city traveling or other locations where traveling short distances might be useful like amusement parks or safaris -- but they don't sound practical for long distance driving. The Toyota website also shows another interesting concept vehicle called the Fine-X which is a hybrid vehicle that uses the fuel cell hybrid system.

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