Information technology will change your relationship with your car. You will be able to get suggestions on everything from routes to restaurants. Based on your preferences, your daily drive will be more pleasant and fun.
Your car will be controlled remotely with your smartphone. Turn on the air conditioner or check your battery levels.
Toyota is working to create a world of smart mobility—where traveling by vehicle is both safe and pleasant.
Next-generation technologies will help cars to engage with drivers, exchanging information and communicating on a deeper level.
Toyota telematics service provides big data traffic information services that harness a network of nearly 3 million vehicles on Japan's roads. This army of vehicles annually travels nearly 33 billion kilometers—the equivalent of driving around our planet 830,000 times. The data from their travels is used to create value-added information and services that benefit not only drivers of Toyota vehicles, but also companies and local governments. These services not only translate into more efficient day-to-day driving, but when disaster strikes also provide critical information such as about safe routes and evacuation centers.
Telematics services delivered via your smartphone will provide array of incredibly useful information—from recommended destination routes and restaurants to damage reports in the wake of a disaster—that will make life more convenient and your drive more comfortable.
Like an ever-attentive personal assistant, your car anticipates where you want to go, what you want to know, and even what music you want to hear. Linked with a cloud data center, it suggests the best drive based on a variety of information such as weather, road conditions, and individual driving preferences. Simply prompt it by saying "my usual route home" or "suggest a good restaurant in the area," and your virtual guide is ready to help.
The cars of the future will seamlessly couple cutting-edge technology in way that creates deeper relationship between people and their cars. Enter the FV2 concept car. The FV2 has been crafted to be operated intuitively, with vehicle motion controlled by the driver's body movements and functions that respond to the driver's emotions.
The more your car feels like an extension of your body, the more fun driving becomes. The FV2 features a so-called riding mode so that it can be driven from a standing position. Controlling the vehicle by shifting the body, the driver can experience a sense of being one with the vehicle—a sensation akin to skiing. Of course, a seated driving mode is also available.
The FV2 is linked with a highly sophisticated information network. It constantly receives real-time information, such as weather and road conditions. The cloud–based data center constantly gathers information on driver behavior. With the future addition of artificial intelligence, the car will be able to adapt and respond to the driver's mood. This information will empower various and deeper communication between drivers and their vehicles.
Just as your clothes can be used to say something about who you are and how you feel, future vehicles will be able to adjust their appearance to accommodate the driver's mood. For example, when driving LED displays can illuminate vivid colors reflect the driver's exhilaration. Alternatively, when the driver-assist functions are activated, the exterior can send a message that notifies other drivers.
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Interacting with Driver
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.
Open Innovation: Paving the Path to New Possibilities for Cars
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.