Unexpectedly, Toyota join the automotive race with the introduction of their 'robo-car', the Toyota Concept-i. Debuted at the The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, the autonomous vehicle boasts a sleek white exterior, futurist interior and modern drive features.
Designed by Cartabino, the mind behind the stunning Lexus LF-LC Concept which later became the LC500. The design offers outstanding features including impeccable wheel covers, scissor doors and a communicative body (who would have thought). In addition Toyota announced the introduction of the vehicles AI agent "Yui", designed to communicate across cultures, appealing to a worldwide audience; it's said that Yui taps into the users sound, touch or even light to communicate critical information. The user interface appears to dig deeper into the concept car than Toyota have ever been before, using cock-pit style presentation (see below) the AI displays sat-nav options including travel timing, all connected to location services.The AI also exhibits upcoming turns and warnings of potential hazards, all without having to take your eyes of the road.
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Bob Carter, Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations in the USA, said: “At Toyota we recognise that the important question isn’t whether future vehicles will be equipped with automated or connected technologies, it is the experience of the people who engage with those vehicles. Thanks to Concept-i and the power of artificial intelligence, we think the future is a vehicle that can engage with people in return.”
Watch how the Toyota Concept-i was developed and presented above ^