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Vol. 5 Num 1046 Sat. May 12, 2007  
   
StarTech


PhotoTech
I-Unit

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Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Akira Amari enjoys driving Toyota's iUnit, a next generation personal vehicle at his ministry in Tokyo on May 10. The i-unit enables the passenger to move among other people in an upright position in low speed mode, and a low center of gravity that ensures stable handling when the vehicles reclines in high speed mode. The driver support system features Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technology, which Toyota hopes to utilize for an accident-free society.

The system permits efficient and safe autopilot driving in specially equipped lanes. PHOTO: AFP