Toyota show us the future of transportation

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Toyota Have unveiled what they think we will all be getting around on in the not too distant future and it looks very much like a Segway. Toyota's version known as the Winglet features a smaller body that houses an electric motor, two wheels and internal sensors that constantly monitor the user's position and make adjustments in power to ensure stability.  Meanwhile, a unique parallel link mechanism allows the rider to go forward, backward and turn simply by shifting body weight, making the vehicle safe and useful even in tight spaces or crowded environments. Toyota have shown 3 versions of their winglet, one with Segway style handlebars and two others controlled by your knees or shins. For the full low down on the Winglet check out their press release after the jump or watch the video above.   

http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/08/0801_1.html

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