Traveling light

Thisdell, Dan
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p30
The article discusses the new personal mobility vehicles featuring Toyota's i-swing and Doug Field, Segway's HT, a human transporter. As described by Toyota itself, i-swing allows drivers to express their individuality and as a single-person vehicle package that boasts an individual design. The American designed Segway HT on the other hand featured a similar two-wheeled gyroscopic balancing concept. The idea is to make an impression not on the car itself but on the experience of riding with personal mobility vehicles.


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