Toyota will reveal the Fun-Vii model at the Tokyo Motor Show. This model is really great. Just imagine, the body can be used as a display space, with the body color and display content changeable at will. This way, the car will function as a terminal for displaying messages or other information. Same story with the interior, but what is extra is that it can be changed anytime to match the mood of the moment. The Fun-Vii is able to create a connection with the surrounding vehicles and infrastructure allowing it to detect other potentially hazardous vehicles like the ones in blind spots, in advance or to connect with friends who are driving nearby. TMC is doing its best when it comes to providing fun driving and the model described is not the only concept the carmaker will display at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011.
TMC to Display Information-hub Vehicle Concept at Tokyo Motor Show 2011
Toyota City, Japan, November 28, 2011-Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will show at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 the "Toyota Fun-Vii"1, a concept vehicle that heralds a not-too-distant future where people, cars and society are linked. The theme of the show-to take place2 from November 30 through December 11 at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, Tokyo-is "Mobility can change the world."
The ultimate in personalization functions offer the ability to alter the content displayed on the interior and exterior of the Fun-Vii with the same ease as downloading an application. For instance, the whole vehicle body can be used as a display space, with the body color and display content changeable at will. This allows the entire vehicle to function as a terminal for displaying messages or other information.
The whole of the vehicle interior also can function as a display space, with the interior freely adjustable to match the mood of the moment. Content such as navigation information is blended seamlessly into the interior through the use of augmented reality. Furthermore, the vehicle's "navigation concierge" can provide the passengers with driving information and guidance through a vocal interface.
A network update function makes sure the software versions for the vehicle's drive, control and multimedia system are always up-to-date.
The Fun-Vii is able to link with surrounding vehicles and infrastructure, allowing it to detect other potentially hazardous vehicles-such as vehicles in blind spots-in advance, or to connect with friends who are driving nearby.
Operation of the Fun-Vii is not limited to inside the vehicle itself, with a portion of the vehicle's functions access able remotely via a smartphone or other mobile communication device.
Under the slogan "Fun to Drive, Again."3, TMC is offering fresh proposals to provide the dream and joy of motor vehicles to as many people as possible, and in addition to the Toyota Fun-Vii, is displaying a variety of other concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011.
Toyota Fun-Vii Main Specifications
Length 4,020 mm
Width 1,745 mm
Height 1,415 mm
Wheelbase 2,750 mm
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