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  • billt44hk
    Story from BBC NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/technology/4082301.stm Robotic pods take on car design By Lakshmi Sandhana A new breed of wearable
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      Story from BBC NEWS:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/technology/4082301.stm

      Robotic pods take on car design
      By Lakshmi Sandhana

      A new breed of wearable robotic vehicles that envelop drivers are
      being developed by Japanese car giant Toyota.
      The company's vision for the single passenger in the 21st Century
      involves the driver cruising by in a four-wheeled leaf-like device
      or strolling along encased in an egg-shaped cocoon that walks
      upright on two feet. .........

      ''............The concept of personal mobility behind these sorts of
      innovations is great but they beg a huge number of questions," said
      Dr Gillingwater.

      "What's their range? How user-friendly will they really be? What
      infrastructure will be required to allow these vehicles to be used.

      "Overall I think these vehicles pose a number of important questions
      than provide answers or solutions.''

      Er, quite :)

      Bill
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