Live blog – 2014 Paris Motor Show : Toyota iRoad – The agility of a motorcycle, the comfort of a car
Andrew Girvan

 

Agile electric 3-wheeler that is safe and weatherproof

Less than 2 years after Toyota first revealed its i-ROAD concept vehicle. Now we are showing much improved 2-seater version of the Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV). And it`s a  European debut for the little one at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.



Toyota`s philosophy behind the Personal Mobility Vehicles is to create a new form of transportation – more flexible, more comfortable, weather-proof, more stable and safer than scooters and motorcycles.

i-ROAD is a zero emission vehicle as it drives, its running electric costs and low, it is compact – 4 i-ROADS occupy the same footprint as a conventional passenger car.

The improvements of new i-ROAD include waterproof design, increased user friendliness, slightly smaller size.

 

It leans like a skier!

 

Key to the higher levels of stability, safety, comfort and enjoyment accompanying Toyota i-ROAD`s driving experience is Toyota’s new, entirely intuitive ‘Active Lean’ technology.

Operating in conjunction with rear-wheel steering via a conventional steering wheel, the Active Lean system features a lean actuator motor and gearing mounted above the front suspension member, linked via a yoke to the left and right front wheels.

 

It is not only smart, environmental friendly and compact personal mobility vehicle, it’s also crazy fun!

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