Toyota Unveils Concept-i Ride Without Steering Wheel

Toyota Unveils Concept-i Ride Without Steering Wheel

But with joysticks.

As the opening of the Tokyo Motor Show is fast approaching, Toyota is unveiling today a new concept, which will be displayed alongside the Tj Cruiser, the GR HV Sports and the Crown.

This time, it is a city car designed to meet the needs of the mobility of tomorrow, and in this reiterates the philosophy of Concept-i unveiled at the beginning of the year . Called Concept-i Ride, the vehicle is equipped with an electric motor and announces a range of between 100 and 150 km. It has butterfly doors and joysticks (which replace the steering wheel and the classic pedals), the idea being to facilitate the lives of people with reduced mobility.

Toyota Unveils Concept-i Ride Without Steering Wheel
Toyota Unveils Concept-i Ride Without Steering Wheel

Installed in the center of the vehicle, the driver faces a wide screen running across the width of the dashboard. This emphasizes the technological side of the I-Ride, which also has an automated parking system.

Decidedly concerned about urban mobility, Toyota also presented a small electric three-wheeled vehicle, the Concept-i Walk. In a nutshell, this vehicle was designed to play the difficulties and dangers of the city. Thus, compactness, practicality and safety are the three notions that guided its development. There is, for example, a flat floor, a variable wheelbase and multiple sensors that detect situations at risk. For Toyota, this i-Walk would be ideal for car-sharing services, just like the Concept-i Ride for that matter.

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