Futuristic Transportation


The 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, running from Oct. 26 to Nov. 11 recently exhibited an innovative mobility ‘solution’ to our traffic and commuting problems; the i-Real by Toyota. The i-Real has been noted to look like a cross between ET and a car seat, with two wheels in the front, one in the back. Although certain elements such as the wheelbase have been designed for better maneuverability and performance, reviewers are still skeptical about the safety of the design. Toyota reassures that the i-Real employs safety equipment such as proximity sensors that will warn the driver by emitting a noise and vibrating when it predicts a collision. However, critics were still skeptical about the design and thought it to be dangerous and unrealistic to have the i-Real weaving through rush-hour traffic.


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