At CES, Toyota showed off a concept car of the future, along with other mobility devices that will be in their prototype city of the future, called Woven, by Mt. Fuji, Japan. I take a look at a few mobility items in the Toyota booth, and see how they could impact our future.
Toyota YUI Concept LQ
The Concept LQ car is a beautifully designed vehicle with many different features. From the blinking headlights (to simulate eyes), to the sleek, aerodynamic design, and even the options to make this a luxury vehicle.
YUI is the user interface within the car. It debuted at CES 2017, and continues to be developed in newer versions of the concept vehicles for Toyota. After all, YUI needs to be your friend, since it will be going with you everywhere.
The LQ showcases AI, automated driving, personal assistance, and new innovations. One in particular is the headlight system. A “Digital Micromirror Device” (DMD) that projects images and possible messages on the road ahead.
Getting a notification from your headlights? Not bad.
Other Concept Vehicles
We also look as an automated transit vehicle, personal mobility vehicles, and signage robots that can warn you of hazards ahead, or just give you helpful information while moving about the city.
For more informatiion, check out the Toyota press release.