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TOYOTA DEFINES FUTURE OF MOBILITY WITH CONCEPT CAR "TOYOTA CONCEPT-I" SERIES DEBUTING AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announced an outline of the concept car "TOYOTA Concept-i" series that embodies the future vision of a mobility society through which artificial intelligence (AI) enables cars to understand the driver, effectively allowing people and cars to become partners.

In addition to the four-wheel model TOYOTA Concept-i exhibited at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year, a universal small mobility vehicle and a walking area mobility vehicle have been added to the TOYOTA Concept-i series.

Toyota has infused each era with irreplaceable excitement such as "freedom and joy of mobility" based on the idea that cars are among the manufactured goods that are preceded by the word "beloved." The TOYOTA Concept-i series aims to become a "beloved car" of a new era guided by the concept of "more than a machine, a partner" to better understand the driver and grow together with the driver as an irreplaceable partner.

The core technology common to the TOYOTA Concept-i series is a technology that understands people (LEARN), applying AI to recognize emotions and estimate driver preferences. The technology that understands people (LEARN) and automated driving technology combine to lead the driver to safety and provide peace of mind (PROTECT). In addition, by combining the technology with the agent technology, it will be possible to advance technology to the point that the driver's feelings can be anticipated, leading to new Fun to Drive experiences (INSPIRE).

The core value provided by the TOYOTA Concept-i series

In order to provide new experiences and excitements to more people based on the idea of "freedom and pleasure of mobility for all," a universal small mobility vehicle has been added to the TOYOTA Concept-i series so that anyone can have freedom of mobility, including wheelchair users and the elderly. Additionally, a pedestrian zone mobility vehicle has been added to the series to enable free movement in the same space as pedestrians.

The AI Agent, which understands people, is able to disengage and re-engage with the driver across the vehicles in the series, thereby supporting seamless mobility and being together with the driver to achieve safe and fun mobility.

 

TOYOTA Concept-i RIDE

• A small mobility vehicle that emphasizes universality based on the concept of "user-friendly city mobility." It features gull-wing doors, an electric universal sliding seat, and a joystick, achieving user-friendly operation for wheelchair users.

• The seat layout and automated driving functions make it possible for anyone to drive safely and securely.

• Use with sharing services is also envisioned. By sharing with more people, universal mobility is made easier to use.

Main Features

Universal specifications with usability for wheelchair users

The model features gull-wing doors that provide a large opening and an electric seat that slides to the entrance, so that even wheelchair users who feel uneasy when moving between the wheelchair and the car can transfer easily. Also, the opening and closing of the gull-wing door supports loading and unloading of the wheelchair, and the operation of the seat has been designed so that the wheelchair can be easily stored in the rear section.

In addition, a joystick is used, eliminating the steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals, and the vehicle size enables wheelchair users to park and enter/exit a common parking space for one vehicle, with emphasis placed on easy operation while driving, and stopping or parking.

Moreover, the AI Agent, which is a feature of the TOYOTA Concept-i series, is positioned on the large-size display of the instrument panel and actively provides information that supports and enhances outings, such as the provision of information on barrier-free facilities.

Vehicles that provide safety and peace of mind

The driver's seat is positioned at the center when driving3. While parking and stopping, driving assistance functions such as automated parking and automated valet parking, are employed, allowing anyone, including not only wheelchair users but also elderly people, to drive safely with peace of mind.

Toyota also envisions the use of sharing services with the TOYOTA Concept-i RIDE. By sharing with many people access to universal mobility, which is currently accessible mainly on an individual ownership basis, Toyota aims to provide convenient mobility that can easily be used and accessed by anyone. The TOYOTA Concept-i RIDE provides safe, convenient, and enjoyable movement even at outside locations, using the AI Agent to disengage and re-engage with the driver across the vehicles in the series, thereby being together with the driver.

TOYOTA Concept-i WALK

• With its compact size fitting in with walking areas and automated driving function, this mobility vehicle can increase the range of movement with safety and peace of mind.

• With its compact size fitting in with walking areas and automated driving function, this mobility vehicle can increase the range of movement with safety and peace of mind.

• Three wheels, a wheelbase variable mechanism, steering function, and a low floor make it easy to use and does not necessitate the use of specific clothing or footwear.

• Use via sharing services and such at sightseeing spots and other locations is envisioned, providing support at outside locations.

Main Features

Drive safely on sidewalks in a vehicle fitting in with walking areas

It is possible to rotate on the spot within a length less than a person's stride and width less than a person's shoulder width. It is a compact vehicle taking up space equivalent to that of a pedestrian while walking. It also understands the driver based on conversation with the Agent and data obtained from sensors in the handles and guides the driver to a safe state depending on the situation. If the vehicle senses danger while driving, it will actively warn the driver and automatically take avoidance measures. Furthermore, three wheels and a wheelbase variable mechanism that corresponds to speed are used, thus ensuring stability when stopping and driving.

Easy for anyone to use

By using a steering function, riders do not need to operate the TOYOTA Concept-i WALK by shifting their body weight, which enables anyone to operate it easily. Thanks to the lowered floor, people can get on and off easily and ride without being restricted by their age, gender, or clothing, such as elderly people or women wearing skirts.

With the TOYOTA Concept-i WALK, Toyota envisions sharing services that take advantage of the characteristic of the "AI Agent" to disengage and re-engage with the rider across the vehicles in the series, thereby being together with the riders. The aim is for a mobility vehicle that can be used as part of short distance movement in coordination with other transportation facilities, such as use at outside locations and when walking around sightseeing spots.

 
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