Mitsubishi offers a sneak preview its e-Evolution Concept ahead of its world premiere later this month. The e-Evolution is an all-electric concept taking the form of a futuristic CUV. Featuring huge wheels, side view cameras, and slim LED headlights, the unconventional exterior design is so advanced that it has no visible door handles.
An AI (Artificial Intelligence) is said to be featured in this concept, making it quite an interesting vehicle to observe during the exhibit. Aside from the e-Evolution concept, Mitsubishi will be bringing twelve other vehicles at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Among them are the Mitsubishi Outlander plugin hybrid EV and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV.
The AI system enhances driver capabilities and vehicle performance which means the car will come equipped with a number of sensors including coaching function that will let the driver see the road and traffic situation in advance. The AI should also be able to adjust the vehicle to the driver’s skills while reading changes within the environment. Its program provides feedback to the driver through the vehicle’s infotainment system located within the dashboard with the help of a computer-generated voice assistant.
More like a personal AI companion, the AI System supports several devices for better connectivity including pairing with a drone to “look” over the traffic way ahead. This will also provide a good view of the landscape to everyone on board.
During the exhibit, the company will also offer a section exclusively for showcasing the “Mitsubishi Connect.” This will allow them to demonstrate the use of Google Home VPA wireless speakers (or smart speakers) with the help of Google Assistant and Amazon Echo as well as to show that both home and vehicles can connect wirelessly.
Amazon Echo with Alexa makes use of voice commands when playing music, looking through schedule as well as for controlling smart electrical home appliances. The same goes for Google Home with built-in Google Assistant.
Since there’s a growing trend for smart speakers especially in the United States, the demo section will also showcase how these smart voice assistants can be functional in controlling headlights or adjusting the air conditioning unit’s temperature. Guests at the exhibit stand should be able to try these out for themselves. This will show how owners can ask the AI assistant to lock and unlock the doors.
The e-Evolution will be taking advantage of Mitsubishi’s understanding when it comes to both SUVs and electro mobility. For this concept, the car will be receiving a power-packed battery and high performance electric motor capable of producing high torque outputs. It will come with triple motor four-wheel drive system and two separate motors with AYC (active yaw control unit) including the electronically controlled torque vectoring system.