SelfLeaning Toyota iRoad Concept Debuts At 2013 Geneva Show Popular Science

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Self-Leaning Toyota i-Road Debuts At 2013 Geneva

The i-Road has a self-leaning system to automatically balance the vehicle cornering or traveling over surfaces.

Toyota’s i-Road

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Toyota has its commitment to battery-powered electric by unveiling the funky i-Road car this week at the 2013 Motor Show.

But the i-Road has one interesting feature, it’s new Lean self-leaning system to automatically balance the vehicle cornering or traveling over surfaces.


The Active Lean” system balances the vehicle when or traveling over rough

Via Motor Authority

The vehicle features an electric drivetrain, Toyota says provides a of about 31 miles on a single and a top speed of 28 mph.

A lithium-ion battery powers a of 2-kilowatt (2.7-horsepower) electric driving the front wheels and about 3 hours to charge an ordinary household power

But it’s the Active Lean that’s the real highlight

Designed to offer high of stability, safety and comfort, also allowing virtually to be capable of driving the i-Road, Lean uses a lean and gearing mounted above the suspension member, linked via a to the left and right front

A computer calculates the required of lean based on steering gyro-sensor and vehicle speed with the system automatically the wheels up and down in opposite applying lean angle to the forces of cornering. The system operates when the i-Road is driven in a straight line rough surfaces. The actuator compensates for changes in the road to the body level.

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The i-Road concept is essentially an three-wheeler

Via Motor Authority

design also allows for a car-like environment, with the for features such as lighting, audio and connectivity to be provided. occupants—yes, two adults can fit inside via seating—don’t need to wear a

The three-wheeled i-Road measures 7.7 long, 4.7 high, 2.8 feet and weighs just over 660

Toyota hasn’t mentioned any plans but says it could i-Road-type vehicles replacing in busy urban centers in the near future.

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This written by Viknesh Vijayenthiran, was published on Motor Authority. a partner of Popular Science. Motor Authority on Facebook and .

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