On November 20, a news release was issued to announce the launch of the “Toyota i-ROAD for Two Demonstration Testing” – one phase of the OPEN ROAD PROJECT. This undertaking, organized in collaboration with Shibuya Ward in Tokyo, involves adding a rear seat and other refinements to retrofit the i-ROAD as a two-seater vehicle. The testing is being conducted under an approval system of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
With the i-ROAD being transformed into a two-seater model, what new and unique types of onboard fun and discoveries can city dwellers anticipate with these experiences?
PHOTOGRAPH BY Tomoyuki Kato
ISSUED ： 2 December 2015