Toyota FV2 Concept On Display in Geneva

MAR 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 5

The Toyota FV2 concept officially got its world premier at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, but here it can be seen on display in Geneva.

Toyota FV2

Toyota FV2

Toyota doesn’t specifically say what sort of powertrain motivates this concept, but we know it to be a pure EV setup.

Here’s Toyota’s take on this personal mobility concept:

“The Toyota FV2 is a concept car that maintains the “Fun to Drive” philosophy even in a world where automated driving technology has proliferated. As a vehicle that can be “understood by the driver intuitively”, the concept links people and vehicles through the body and the heart, and becomes more fun to drive the more it is used.”

“Connecting with the driver’s body: Rather than using a steering wheel, the Toyota FV2 is operated by the driver shifting his or her body to intuitively move the vehicle forward and back, left and right. In addition, by using ITS technology to connect with other vehicles in the area and traffic infrastructure, the Toyota FV2 supports safe driving by providing advance warnings about vehicles in blind spots at intersections and other safety information.”

“Connecting with the driver’s heart: Toyota envisions a driver-vehicle relationship similar to the relationship that a rider might have with a horse. By incorporating technology from the “Toyota Heart Project,” both the driver and the Toyota FV2 can grow together. The vehicle uses voice and image recognition to determine the driver’s mood and uses that assessment and accumulated information on driving ability and history to suggest destinations as a co-pilot that helps the driver better experience the joys of driving. In addition to an augmented reality (AR)1 display on the windshield, the body color and exterior display are changeable at will, creating a more intimate relationship with the driver.”

Toyota FV2

Toyota FV2

TOYOTA FV2 (Driving mode) specifications:

Length: 3,000mm
Width: 1,600mm
Height: 990mm (parking mode) – 1,780mm (driving mode).
Wheelbase: 2,360mm
Occupancy: 1

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“The vehicle uses voice and image recognition to determine the driver’s mood”
“the body color and exterior display are changeable at will, creating a more intimate relationship with the driver”

Excellent. Now when somebody cuts you off, your car can turn into a red ball of rage – can we make it look like the car is a giant flame? And when somebody lets you in, your car can turn a pleasant blue to say thank you.

Everone needs a Tron Light Trike! 😉

Variable color vehicles will be problematic for registration bureaus and the police…

Typical Toyota BS when it comes to anything pure EV, they might as well join forces with Honda.

The USS Facepalm

Wall – meet spaghetti.