At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will bring the FV2 Concept, a vehicle that preview advanced technologies. What is really interesting is the physical connection: the Toyota FV2 Concept doesn’t come with a steering wheel as it is operated by the driver shifting his body intuitively to move the vehicle forwards or back, left or right.
The FV2 Concept is also capable to connect with other vehicles nearby and the highway infrastructure to capture safety information. If the physical connection impressed you, now let’s talk about the concept’s emotional connection. As Toyota believes that relationships between the drivers and their vehicles will continue to be improved, the company took the technology from the Toyota Heart Project in order to allow the driver and FV2 to develop a relationship.
The vehicle features voice and image recognition that determines the driver’s mood and uses accumulated driving history to suggest destinations. An augmented reality (AR) display can be presented on the windscreen and the body colour and exterior display can be changed at will.
A smartphone application was also created to let users enjoy something of the FV2 driving experience. This app is already available for free on the Apple AppsStore and Google Play. [source: Toyota]