Toyota i-unit creates new term: personal mobility

Joshua Fruhlinger
J. Fruhlinger|12.07.04

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Joshua Fruhlinger
December 7, 2004 10:28 AM
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Toyota i-unit creates new term: personal mobility image
Toyota i-unit

To meet individuals' "wishes to enjoy freedom of movement, harmony with society, and harmony with the Earth's natural environment," Toyota has created the i-unit personal mobility vehicle.  Basically Transformers for people with lots of money, the i-unit can run in a low-speed upright or high-speed reclining position.  It is also shaped like a leaf, which, according to the same designers that created the "personal mobility" term, "seeks to express the power of the unknown, the logic of living things and the simple beauty of waste-free functionality." Which is exactly what we think every time we see a leaf. All it needs is some gatling guns and it'd be ready for the next Aliens flick.

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