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Toyota's New Concept Car Looks like a Futuristic Wheelchair

"Toyota Motor's concept car "i-REAL" during a pre-event for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, 11 October 2007. The one-seat electric vehicle runs at a maximum speed of 30 kph in high-speed mode and moves slowly among pedestrians at similar eyesight in low-speed mode. " Source: AFP

My Two Cents: I think Toyota's new concept car isn't a car at all. Take a look, it's a futuristic wheelchair. Granted, it's a wicked cool wheelchair, but it's still a wheelchair. It goes only 20 miles an hour, so it won't be hitting the freeways anytime soon.

Why can't wheelchair companies create this thing? Wheelchairs are built by people who can walk... and they're afraid of getting sued. So because of that, they don't build cool wheelchairs.

Here are the things that would make this a terrific wheelchair!
  • First, this woman is seated at nearly standing height... something wheelchair users would want.
  • The wheelchair looks cool, and easily could be painted or customize on the outside to fit the user's personality.
  • Big ass wheels. It looks like it could handle small bumps, and maybe even small curbs with ease.
  • Cool microphone... I'm assuming that microphone has something to do with the wheelchair. Maybe not, but I'll soon so.
  • I'm sure there is USB port and a hard drive in there somewhere. It probably plays iTunes.
  • It's wicked fast 20 miles an hour is about 3X faster than the fastest wheelchair on the market.
  • If the price tag is less than $25,000, it would be cheaper than a typical wheelchair.

Things that could suck about this futuristic wheelchair:
  • Three wheels mean it will tip over on extremely uneven pavement or when colliding with a fat guy at the mall.
  • You're going to have to raise your desk up on blocks.
  • Too fat for doorways.
  • Optional "hot Japanese girl" isn't covered by insurance.

I hope the Toyota power wheelchair will be on the market soon!
UPDATE: Video Added

Comments

  1. Anonymous1:37:00 PM

    This thing is ridiculously out of touch with the average end user.

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