Toyota Enters Brave New World of Personal Transportation
At first glance, the Winglet seems like an appetizer at Buffalo Wild Wings. However, it is actually the name of Toyota’s new venture into the market of personal transportation. The true name of the Winglet is "personal transport assistance robot" and in appearance and function, it is similar to the revolutionary Segway. This “Winglet” comes in three sizes, much like the refreshing drinks at McDonalds, small, medium and large. Also similar to the drinks at McDonalds, the Winglet comes in several distinct flavors. From what is described as "hands-free sporty" (the small) to a practical method of transportation for those who can’t live without the sweet caress of the autumn wind in their faces (medium and large), the Winglet caters to wide niche of consumer. Toyota states that the Winglet will have a range of five to ten miles depending on model and will be released in 2010.