Toyota Fun-Vii conceptTue, 29 Nov 2011
Billed as the automotive equivalent of the smartphone, the Toyota Fun-Vii concept is part of the ‘Fun to Drive, Again' section of Toyota's concept car onslaught at the 2011 Tokyo motor show.
The Fun-Vii is a socially-integrated vehicle that can change its appearance as quickly as the owner can download an app. The surfacing of the concept can be used as a display surface for business, with the body color and display content changeable at will.
Inside the vehicle, the surfaces are as functional and flexible as the exterior, with the panels allowing for the navigation system integrated into the car. Through augmented reality and a ‘navigation concierge' passengers and driver can be relayed the latest information.
The car itself can also link into fellow Fun-Vii units, other vehicles and infrastructure to allow for hazard detection or to simply connect with friends in the surrounding area.