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Thursday, August 1, 2013
No. 753: Toyota’s Winglets are leased for a driving experiment in Tsukuba City (August 2, 2013)
A woman traveling on the sidewalk aboard a Winglet
started the driving experiment of its Winglet in alliance with Tsukuba City,
which is famous for Japan’s largest base of scientific research and development,
in Ibaraki Prefecture. Tsukuba City has been certified as the “Tsukuba Mobility
Robot Experiment Area.” The experiment will last for three years, during which users
drive Winglets on the sidewalk to examine various aspects including safety.
Tsukuba Science City
is a single seat robot like Segway, and it can travel at 6 km/h that is the speed
equivalent to brisk walking speed. It can travel about 4 km per charge. The
user can carry it into an elevator. A total of eight units will be leased to 80
staffs of Tsukuba City and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Scienceand Technology.
The driving experiment of Toyota's Winglet started