Personal mobility that expands opportunities to meet "REAL" people, enjoy nature, and make traveling freer, more fun, and more comfortable.
The new personal mobility i-REAL was developed with the intention of increasing opportunities to enjoy encounters with a variety of people and objects by enabling movement. Development of this new type of mobility was unconstrained by conventional car manufacturing concepts.
The i-REAL was developed in order to decrease the environmental impact and energy consumption associated with individual daily travels. It runs on electricity up to 30 kilometers (approx. 18.6 miles) per charge. It is a three-wheeled vehicle, with two wheels in the front and one in the back, and is capable of switching driving modes between walking mode and cruising mode.
It uses a drive controller to enable operability regardless of the driver's physical abilities. Anyone can easily operate it even with one hand. Also, an "active lean" system is adopted, which is an innovative balance controller that enables stable acceleration, deceleration, and turns as well as superior dynamic performance. There are many safety measures, such as a perimeter monitoring sensor that detects obstacles and alerts others of your presence through the pleasing use of lights and sound. There are also other functions that make traveling more fun, such as a communication display capable of sending and receiving blogs and local information as well as sharing information with other i-REAL drivers.
Currently, Toyota plans to implement practical trials inside facilities aiming for commercial production in the near future. We are striving for early commercial production of personal mobility to offer joy and fun-filled travel, an intrinsic value of mobility, to as many people as possible.
The single-person vehicle package boasts an individual design with a "wearable" feeling. Its low-resistance urethane body is covered in cloth to soften any impact while operating near people, and an LED illumination panel can be customized to display an image to suit your mood.
When traveling in a bustling street full of people, the i-Swing can operate in a two-wheeled mode that takes up little space, so that it is possible to travel while keeping pace and talking with someone on foot. When there is a need to move quickly, the i-Swing can change to a three-wheeled mode, which is fun to travel in. In addition to the stick control, a pedal control can be used to provide a fresh cornering feeling, as you shift your body weight as if you were on skis.
The basic package for the i-Unit contains two modes: a low-speed mode and a high-speed mode. It can maneuver equally well within rooms and on ordinary streets, and was developed to offer "personal mobility" for a single driver.
The low-speed mode enables the driver to move at eye level and at the same pace as someone on foot, making it possible for them to hold a conversation as they move. (Wheelbase: 540mm)
The high-speed mode allows the i-unit tobe driven in a stable, reclining position with a low center of gravity on regular roads. The styling concept for the i-unit in the high-speed mode is an F1 racecar. (Wheelbase: 1300mm)