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At times criticized as being slow to move aggressively toward
full-electric automobiles instead of its highly successful hybridelectric
cars, Toyota seems to be emphasizing going all-in now
for a multitude of future EV platforms. At the Japan Mobility
Show it introduced a foldable, three-wheeled electric personal
mobility concept that can be combined with a car.
JUU electric wheelchair
Teaming up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Lunar Cruiser
used in space mobility vehicles such as the Lunar Cruiser.
Another fresh concept is the JUU electric wheelchair, enabling
passengers to freely navigate places that are difficult to access
by traditional electric or regular wheelchairs, supporting the independence
of people with physical impairments who regularly
use electric or regular wheelchairs, increasing their opportunities
for outings and employment. When climbing or descending
a stairway, the two large powered wheels (main wheels) on the
JUU's sides traverse the steps, while the retractable tail flips
down from behind the backrest to prevent tipping and stabilize
the wheelchair. The JUU automatically maintains an optimal
posture and can negotiate steps up to 16 cm tall. The drive system
employs motors used in cars. Utilizing automotive components
ensures high quality and reliability, notes Toyota.
Back in 2019, Toyota announced that it would embark on joint
research with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),
aiming to build a crewed pressurized rover. On July 21, 2023
the team held its first press briefing since the project began.
Toyota reported that it is researching and developing the Lunar
Cruiser, a crewed pressurized rover to provide mobility on the
moon's surface, which JAXA hopes to launch in 2029.
For more info, see www.toyota.com.
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Space mobility prototype
Another new platform introduced is an experimental vehicle for
advancing development, particularly of drive system technologies,
aimed at creating mobility for use on the moon and in
outer space. Each wheel is fitted with its own motor and steering,
as part of specifications being developed to provide safe,
reliable driving even in rugged and unforgiving extraterrestrial
environments.
Electric-powered with outstanding driving performance, capable
of navigating boulders up to 50 cm tall and climbing steep
25┬░slopes. The technology honed through this prototype will be
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