Tokyo announced today development of the "Winglet",a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position. The Winglet consists of a body (with a projected area the size of an A3 sheet of paper) that houses an electric motor, two wheels and internal sensors that constantly monitor the user's position and make adjustments in power to ensure stability. Meanwhile, a unique parallel link mechanism allows the rider to go forward, backward and turn simply by shifting body weight, making the vehicle safe and useful even in tight spaces or crowded environments. TMC has created three models, the "L", "M" and "S", each having different handling, they can reach at 6Km/h cruising speed for up to 10km a jaunt (only 5km for the S model).They will begin testing in Autumn 2008 at Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) near Nagoya, and Laguna Gamagori. The first Toyota Winglets are expected to roll off of the production line in 2010. I think the Segway don't like this news. [ link ] [ Update ] add a video.