Toyota’s idea of the “union of driver and vehicle”

Toyots’a “i-unit” aims at uniting the driver and vehicle to expand human abilities and possibilities.


The upright position allows the wearer/driver to move among other people, while inclined position ensures stable handling and high speed.

A driver support information system uses sound, light and vibration to facilitate interactive communication.

The body is built using environmentally friendly plant-based materials such as kenaf.

The mountable, walking “i-foot” robot can climb the stair and is driven with a joystick.


Now, my obsession is to go to EXPO 2005 in Aichi next year where these prototypes will be displayed.

Via Gizmodo.