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2009

Good Design Frontier Design Award

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Award-winning item
A small three-wheeled personal mobility [TOYOTA i-REAL (Ann- Guidance type,Kei- The guard type)]
Business Owner
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Category
Good Design Frontier Design Award
Company
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
09F01006
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2009

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Outline

This is a single-passenger mobility solution aiming to realize both the essential human desire to go anywhere freely and coexistence between society and the earth's environment. It makes it possible t0 move seamlessly from the domain of pedestrians to that of vehicles, simply through changing the vehicle's configuration. In addition, the vehicle can shift automatically to the optimal angle, enabling stable mobility. With simple operation through simply pointing the joystick in the desired direction, it is suited to a wide range of users. Efforts have been made to ensure safety as well, for example by using cushioning materials for components that could come into contact with people and automatically slowing down when people or obstacles have been detected in front of the vehicle by its radar system. In addition to its compact size, low energy consumption, and low carbon-dioxide emissions, its design also has taken the environment into consideration through use of plant-based materials throughout. This is a test model being put through practical testing at Central Japan International Airport in preparation for practical use in the future.

Producer

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Director

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Designer

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT DIV. DESIGN CENTER TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

発表予定
2009/6/27
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