2016 International CES, January 6–9
Toyota is introducing its connective technologies at 2016 International CES, the world’s greatest platform for obtaining the latest technology-related information held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States. Starting with new multimedia using Big Data, Toyota is showing its artificial intelligence initiatives to realize a society where people can enjoy mobility with peace of mind. Toyota is also exhibiting a number of exciting innovations, including the Toyota FCV Plus,evolves fuel cell vehicle(FCV).
This exhibit introduces multimedia through a progressive demonstration based on Big Data. Looking to realize a smart mobility society that affords peace of mind and happiness, Toyota is connecting the car and the driver through advanced communication technologies. Beyond simply exchanging information, Toyota is contributing to realizing close communication and understanding. Toyota is bringing vehicles closer to people and innovating vehicles so that they can be a partner.
Toyota is accelerating R&D on artificial intelligence using TRI as a technology innovation base, aiming to resolve various issues society will face in the future and realize a sustainable future mobility society by harnessing Big Data through artificial intelligence.
The Mobility Teammate Concept is Toyota’s original autonomous driving concept to build a relationship where the people and cars share the same purpose and are connected partners that at times help out and watch each other. Toyota is enhancing its autonomous driving technology development and applying Artificial Intelligance with the goal of realizing a society in which all people can travel safely, smoothly and freely.
The Toyota FCV Plus is an evolved fuel cell vehicle (FCV) concept model that not only uses energy but also serves as a decentralized power-generating unit. The Toyota FCV Plus makes electricity from its hydrogen fuel and supplies electricity even when it is not used as a car. It contributes to society in the 3 aspects of making, sharing and supporting energy. It only emits water as exhaust. This environmentally friendly innovative model with the potential to sustain our future lifestyle is debuting in North America.
The Toyota KIKAI ("kikai" means "machine" in Japanese) is reinvented by human hand to showcase the fundamental appeal of machines. This project car embodies beauty, fine craftsmanship, simplicity, and fascinating motion. Developed with the desire to share the joy of machines and their appeal in a new way unbound by past conventions, Toyota KIKAI reveals how amazing cars are offering a kind of gratification only found in the mechanical world.
International CES has explored the market potential of innovators and innovative technologies for over 40 years. At this venue bringing together the world’s most advanced technologies, Toyota introduced a self-driving demo vehicle in 2013, the i-ROAD ultra-compact EV and the Toyota FCV Concept next-generation fuel cell vehicle in 2014, and announced royalty-free patent licenses related to fuel cells in 2015. The great response to these moves indicates the great potential of these technologies in the future.
Vehicle data from the nearly three million Toyota vehicles on the road in Japan really is big data. A number of experiments are underway to harness this information to create practical applications.
Places where drivers are shown to often brake suddenly are designated as dangerous locations. Road condition data from these sites is collected from vehicle rear-view camera footage. This data can include information about indistinct road surface markings or buildings that obscure the field of view. In this way we can contribute to improved traffic safety.
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 persona; relationship between people and their cars. The FV2 concept car is one step toward making this idea a reality. Designed around "Intuitive Connections", the FV2 is controlled by body motions while vehicle reacts to your emotions.
Toyota envisions a "smart mobility society" that contributes to a low carbon society and is working to achieve this goal in four key sectors.
Toyota links people, vehicles and communities through new technology and new concepts to create a motorized society that is vastly more eco-friendly and enjoyable.
Toyota is progressively making these dreams come true.
Toyota, together with several partners, is participating in a three-year verification project involving ultra-compact EV car sharing in the city of Grenoble, France.
Through this project, urban mobility will become much smoother and traffic congestion will be alleviated.
Due to future increases in population, new mobility systems will become necessary.
The diversification of mobility methods is a factor in easing traffic congestion, and this is seen as contributing to the realization of a low carbon society.