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Start testing public sidewalks Toyota Winglet

Tsukuba city, located in.. the Japanese prefecture of Ibaraki, and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Will launch tomorrow test demonstration of the "Winglet", a personal transportation robot developed by a user standing TMC. The tests to be Conducted in an area bounded called Expired Expired "Mobility Robot Tsukuba Experimental Zone", are the first to Winglet on public roads.

Created in order to Contribute to a company or displacements are safe, Readily Accessible and fun, the Winglet is a transportation robot staff next generation icts That offers users an ease of use and exceptional performance May Broaden Their World, while Remaining compact and well suited to modern living environments.

Testing, All All which last shoulds Until The End of March 2016 *, aim to check the security, and utility functions are qualities of Winglet to see if it can be used on public sidewalks in the future. This year, it is the security aspects of Will mostly verified. Staff of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tsukuba and Municipal Employees Will Evaluate the safety of operation of the Winglet and Its compatibility with pedestrians and other traffic by using it to get to and from work and going out for falling on the working hours. From 2014 the assessment Will focus on the functions on aspects and utilities qualities, Including the prospective demand and the contribution of a public Winglet mobility has revitalization of local Communities and to the improvement of the environment.

Tsukuba has-been designated "Mobility Robot Tsukuba Experimental Zone" (experimental area for the transportation robot), and the first trials in Japan a robot personal transportation on public sidewalks are Conducted since June 2011 (more than 7000 km displacements Have Been covered so far ). With the start of testing Winglet, TMC hopes to Contribute to the development of Japanese industry robots for personal assistance and the generalization of the use of robots for personal transportation on public roads. In line with international icts Strategic area designation and environmental model city, Tsukuba Promotes innovation for the establishment of a low carbon company HAS issuance. TMC and Tsukuba believe That testing Winglet Will play a key role in the development of Communities using robots transportation HAS low environmental impact.

Source: Toyota

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