30 November 2011

Toyota Fun-Vii is a smartphone on wheels!

Imagine changing the look of your car as easily as downloading a phone app or uploading an image to facebook. Imagine a car that reflects how you feel, and what you are doing every hour, every minutes ...

The Toyota Fun-Vii is just such a car.

This is one of several concept cars being shown by Toyota at this week's Tokyo Motor Show. The ultimate in personalisation, the Fun-Vii allows you to alter the content displayed on the interior and exterior with the same ease as downloading an application.

The whole vehicle body can be used as a display space, with the body colour and display content changeable at will. So the entire car can function as a display for messages or images as you choose.

Inside, there's more of the same with the interior adjustable to match the mood of the moment. A network update function makes sure the software for the drive, control and multimedia system are always up-to-date.

This concept is also able to link with surrounding vehicles and infrastructure, so it can detect any potential hazards in advance, or connect with friends driving nearby.