Toyota I-Real concept car makes the Segway look prehistoric

Toyota's most recent personal mobility concept car called the I-Unit won rave reviews for it's futuristic looks, but was just too weird for most to imagine actually buying one. Now the automaker has updated the concept with a new model called the I-Real, as in "this is probably something we really will make and you really will buy."

Far more practical than its predecessor, the I-Real is made of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic, features operating controls in the side arm rests rather than offering a steering wheel and is capable of speeds up to 18.6 mile per hour. And, like the I-Unit, the I-Real can go from an upright position to a reclined position for its High-Speed Mode. Because this is a concept vehicle, the Segway can rest easy for now, but the I-Real is so sexy don't be surprised if customer demand forces Toyota to bring the concept vehicle to market long before the robots take over.

Yahoo News Japan via Mainichi News