Toyota's Winglet Personal Transporter: sounds "space travel" but it's not



Toyota has developed its own incarnation of the oft-mocked Segway. The Winglet Personal Transporter is a vertical mechanised scooter, though at present it has a paltry top speed of 3.7 miles per hour — around a quarter that of a Segway — so it’s probably quicker to walk. You’ll look less silly that way, too.

The company reckons it will begin testing three different models at select Japanese airports and malls later in the year. Feedback will then decide whether the company goes mainstream. Somehow, I’m not convinced, but stranger things have happened.

Here’s a video of the Winglet in action. You really want one now, I can tell.


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Andy Merrett
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