Daihatsu Ico Ico was created for the Japanese who want to be able to ride independently, regardless of age, as well as the availability of personal vehicles and a driver license. This autonomous shuttle is a transport to cover the last mile. Due to its small width (1475 mm), it is suitable for narrow roads of city centers. The concept is equipped with a retractable wheelchair ramp which allows for easy ingress-egress, particularly for wheelchair users.
There is a talking Nipote companion robot (‘Nipote’ translates from Italian as ‘grandson’) which is intended to help older people, children and tourists during a trip. Nipote understands not only Japanese, but also other common languages of the world. You can ask him for a convenient route or a specific address.
Daihatsu does not say how many people the Ico Ico can transport but looking at the photos it appears to be a four-seater. The length, width and height of IcoIco are 3395, 1475 and 1995 mm, respectively.