Blog: Wasn't Segway there first?
Dave Leggett | 4 August 2008
What are they thinking at Toyota? Do they want to take Segway out or have they come up with something that's not going to look out of place with the kids at the skatepark? This 'Winglet' is more than a little bit bizarre if you ask me. The small one looks highly portable, but why not walk? If you have trouble walking you might not feel too safe on one of those! Or is it simply a novelty fun thing? It certainly doesn't look as robust as a Segway which comes with bigger wheels and a large flat standing platform. In terms of R&D and what comes out the other end, I was more impressed today with the promise of Nissan's ECO pedal.
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