The Cool 3-wheeler
A narrow three-wheeled electric vehicle could offer commuters the freedom to squeeze through traffic jams as if were driving a motorbike, while offering the stability and safety of being inside a car.
Toyota's i-ROAD personal mobility vehicle is designed for negotiating busy city streets and is no wider than a standard motorbike, but can be driven like a car thanks to intelligent front wheels that automatically adjust to suit the driver's actions.
The trike uses 'Active Lean' technology that allows its wheels to move up and down to calculate the best position for going round tight corners, or weaving in and out of traffic.
The two-seated vehicle can typically travel at up to 45km per hour but has a maximum speed of 60kph. The trike uses a lithium-ion battery to power its two 2kW motors mounted on the front wheels and emits no emissions.