24 March 2023
Toyota Launches the C+walk S in Japan, A New Form of Walking-Assistance Mobility

Toyota recently released the C+walk S, a pedestrian-mobility-assistance model that is part of a new C+walk mobility series.

The C+walk S, a new form of mobility assistance scooter, will go on sale at Toyota automobile dealers and be offered at rental and leasing stores from March 20, 2023 in Japan. In addition, Toyota has also improved the standing-type model C+walk T as well as the C+pod.

So what exactly are these?

Physical ability tends to decline with age, which limits daily activities such as shopping and going out. Toyota has continued to provide customers with a variety of options to bring “Mobility for All.”¬†

The C+walk mobility series is one such initiative, offering mobility options to suit each customer’s stage of life. At the heart of this approach is the creation of a better mobility society centered on people. 

Toyota is also working with corporations and local governments to research a new business model using the C+pod and C+walk series to address the needs of local communities together with Toyota dealers.

For example, in cooperation with the local government, C+walk S has been used as a means to help residents and tourists move around Hanawa Town Station in Fukushima Prefecture since around April. Toyota will also explore the potential of using these mobility vehicles to complement regional transportation in order to achieve a better mobility society.

On to the C+walk S

The C+walk S assists people who can walk on their own but have difficulty walking long distances and for long periods of time. It is a three-wheeled mobility vehicle that can travel on sidewalks and easily assess the road surface conditions ahead.

It is designed so that it is comfortable to use in walking areas, facilitating side-by-side travel and communication with fellow pedestrians. The C+walk S is also equipped with obstacle detection safety functions that help avoid collisions with obstacles or pedestrians ahead.

Other products in the new lineup

The C+walk T, a wheelchair attachment, will undergo a size and maximum speed update in order to comply with requirements for small and slow mobility that can be operated on sidewalks and public roads.

The C+pod, the biggest of the lineup, has also been enhanced through updates to the braking sensation in addition to regulatory compliance.

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