Road test: We ride Toyota's Winglet robotic transporter

By Chiara Castañeda, IDG News Service |  Tech & society, popular science, robotics

If you ever wish you could just glide along because walking is too much effort, then Toyota's latest invention is just what you need. The Japanese auto-maker showcased a personal mobility product called the "Winglet", which allows users to move around while in a standing position, and I found out it's a lot of fun to ride. [ Watch the video ]

At a launch news conference in Tokyo on Friday, Toyota gave me a chance to test-ride the largest of the three versions, the L-model, which at first glace looks like the easiest one to maneuver as it is the only one equipped with a waist-height handle.

The first thing to learn was how to get on the device.

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