The Winglet, recently unveiled in Tokyo, is partly based on robotics technology from Sony. A prototype of the type of devices we might be using to scoot around urban areas, the Winglet is something like a slimmed-down version of the American-built Segway and is ridden in the same standing position. An average-sized rider can be taken more than 6 miles at a speed of around 3.5 miles per hour, according to Toyota.

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