Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will display the Fun-Vii (Vehicle, interactive, Internet) concept vehicle at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011. The vehicle features personalization functions with the ability to alter the content displayed on the interior and exterior of the Fun-Vii with the same ease as downloading an application.
|Fun-Vii. Click to enlarge.|
The whole vehicle body can be used as a display space, with the body color and display content changeable at will. This allows the entire vehicle to function as a terminal for displaying messages or other information.
The whole of the vehicle interior also can function as a display space, with the interior freely adjustable to match the mood of the moment. Content such as navigation information is blended into the interior through the use of augmented reality. The vehicle’s “navigation concierge” can provide the passengers with driving information and guidance through a vocal interface.
A network update function makes sure the software versions for the vehicle’s drive, control and multimedia system are always up-to-date.
The Fun-Vii is able to link with surrounding vehicles and infrastructure, allowing it to detect other potentially hazardous vehicles—such as vehicles in blind spots—in advance, or to connect with friends who are driving nearby.
A portion of the vehicle’s functions access able remotely via a smartphone or other mobile communication device.