The iRoad will also have a number of customised options for users, parts that can be 3D printed with various colours and surface finishes available. Toyota is currently trialling the use of the iRoad in a ‘Boris-Bike-esque’ rental scheme around the streets of Grenoble, France.
Suitable parking and charging points within city centre allows members of the public to pay a ‘rental’ price for between 15mins to a few hours use, before returning it.
Though the Japanese styling and bright colours are likely to turn heads, the scheme has already been labelled by some as unfeasible in London due to the dangers of busy, tourist laden streets, many of whom are likely to be drivers.
Perhaps a self driving version could be more successful?