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wilksie

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Three-wheeled Toyota coming in 5 - 10 years
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24837760

Still only design studies and technology that needs developing. But interesting to read what may come in some years time - and all of them are lookers. Anyone prefer the one with the single wheel at the front or the other design with the single wheel at the back? I like the latter, it makes it look a bit like a futuristic Messerschmitt.
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Re: Three-wheeled Toyota coming in 5 - 10 years
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 08:05:55 AM »
Still only design studies for a concept car...I won't hold my breath! Whilst standing is alright for short journeys it is stupid for any length, and for older and disabled people...no surprise that designers tend to be young, affluent and fit, and design ideas around THEIR idea of fun!

As for the safety of standing ON a motor vehicle rather seating set-belted INTO a protective shell...do they really think transport officials will welcome that?!

As for looks, 2 front always look better to me for handling, and almost always look better for styling, with very few exceptions!
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Re: Three-wheeled Toyota coming in 5 - 10 years
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 09:25:00 AM »
Judging on historical precedent I would say that's the last we will see of that one Marcus!

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Re: Three-wheeled Toyota coming in 5 - 10 years
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 09:33:57 AM »
My thoughts precisely!
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Re: Three-wheeled Toyota coming in 5 - 10 years
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 03:54:15 AM »
There was an East German utility vehicle that was steered by a driver standing up and shifting his weight. (Nooooooo, any mischief makers - don't go there!) The name has escaped me for a minute.
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