Using next generation technologies, cars connect with drivers not only to exchange information, but also to communicate at a more familiar level.
Smart use of information technology will change your relationship with your car. Get suggestions on everything from routes to lunch ideas based on your preferences, making your daily drive more pleasant and fun.
Control your car remotely by using your smartphone, turning on the air conditioner or checking your battery charge levels.
Toyota believes that the car of the future will be far more than a simple machine. By equipping vehicles with the latest in IT technology, we can build a more natural relationship between people and their cars. The FV2 concept car is one step toward giving shape to this idea. Designed around “Intuitive Connections,” you control the FV2 with your body’s motions, and the vehicle reacts to your emotions as well.
The more your car becomes an extension of your body, the more fun driving becomes. For this reason, the FV2 offers “riding mode,” in which you drive from the standing position. By shifting your body weight left, right, forward, and backward, you can experience an exciting ride similar to skiing or riding a bike. A seated driving mode is also available.
Drivers will grasp the dangers of the road more directly with the FV2. The canopy is equipped with an augmented reality display that highlights dangers on the road or safe driving paths, helping you drive safely by projecting visual information right in front of your eyes.
The FV2 will link with the highly sophisticated network of the future, continually receiving real-time information on items like weather and road conditions. Further, by linking with a cloud data center, information on the experience of how drivers are communicating will be collected. With the addition of artificial intelligence in the future, the car will be able to adapt and respond to your moods and how you feel on a given day. Using this information, we will be able to communicate however we desire.
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Just like changing clothes to depending on the day, the FV2’s outer illumination adjusts to your mood. For example, when you’re driving well, the exterior broadcasts vivid colors to reflect your exhilaration, or, when using driver assist functions, the body displays a message cautioning other drivers.
Like a concierge, your car anticipates and plans for where you want to go, what you want to know, and even what music you want to hear. Linking with a cloud data center, it suggests the best drive based on weather, road conditions, your driving preferences, and a variety of other information. Simply say “my usual route home” or “tell me good restaurants in the area” and your virtual operator will help with anything you desire.
Working to create a safe, comfortable Smart Mobility Society, Toyota is using Next-Generation Telematics and big data collected from vehicles to offer information services to help people live more comfortably.
Big data traffic information services use information from the approximately 3,000,000 vehicles in Japan equipped with Toyota Telematics Services (enough data is collected yearly to circle the Earth 830,000 times!) to offer tools to drivers, organizations, and municipalities. This offers benefits not only with the day-to-day, but also when disasters necessitate information on safe driving routes and evacuation centers. The “virtual operator” and emotional features of the FV2 introduced above are based off big data technology.
Routes to your destination, recommended restaurants, even damage reports following disasters. A variety of tools will make your drive more comfortable using just a smartphone. The future of communication between you and your car is already beginning.