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    News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Safety and usability trials of this slimmed down Segway will run until March 2016.
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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Top speed: 6Km/h
    Max running time: 1hr
    Crusing range: 4Km
    Charging time: 90 from zero to 100 per cent, or 60 minutes from zero to 80 per cent

    Sounds like the spec of a person, not a very fit one either.

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Why can I see a transition of the hipster fixie rider (not general fixie riders) moving to theses

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Too lazy to get off and walk into the elevator to the office. Maximum occupancy 8 people or 2 lazy ass scooters

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Japan has a rapidly aging population, and their cities are very overcrowded. Plus I doubt their benefits system is so easy to subsidise the kind of chunky scooters our pavements are increasingly plagued by. So something like this has the potential to be very successful in their local market as a mobility aid.

    But otherwise I don't see these things ever taking off. Not without a faulty battery and a ramp.

    I was recently reminded of the power of gyroscopes though. I took an HD out of my external USB3 dock a bit too soon, and my brain had to do a quick double take as my arm took off in a weird direction. I was impressed at how long it took to spin down actually.... though whether the drive was so impressed at being stressed like that is a different matter! I'd better back up my backup drive. :-)

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Why not give it two more wheels? A seat? and something to keep the rain off?

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Quote Originally Posted by magnetobob View Post
    Why can I see a transition of the hipster fixie rider (not general fixie riders) moving to theses
    Because they cost too much money.

    They would have to be available on credit or something else iPhone like for them to be able to buy one.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    sod it. I'll wait for the hoverboard.

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    Re: News - Toyota Winglet 'personal transportation robot' trials (video)

    Man, I could walk faster than that.
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