A unique car will communicate with you, relieve stress, purify the air and even give you a light massage.
The opening of the Tokyo Motor Show is scheduled for October 24th, but Toyota is already trying hard to attract public attention. So, we were shown the futuristic Toyota LQ concept car, which is a direct successor to the Toyota Concept-i concept, first presented at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Externally, the cars are similar, the changes here are rather cosmetic.
But technically Toyota LQ is much more perfect than its predecessor. This is a four-seater electric car that can cover up to 300 km on a single charge. It uses a level 4 automatic control system, that is, the car can move at all without the participation of the driver. And there is also an interactive assistant Yui (Yui), created using the latest solutions from the world of artificial intelligence. Yui will constantly interact with the driver and adjust the car to his driving style and lifestyle.
The system will constantly monitor the emotional state of a person, which will allow her to predict his actions. Yui will be able to relieve tension and stress by changing the interior lighting and air conditioning levels, adjusting the music according to the mood and situation on the road. The assistant will be able to interact not only with the driver, but also with passengers, pointing to the person with whom he communicates, using special interior lighting elements.
OLED screens are used as a dashboard, and only the information that the driver really needs at the moment will be displayed on them. The presence of the Valet Parking System will allow the car to park completely independently - he himself will find a parking space and take it himself. The optics are built using Digital Micromirror Device technology, which allows the headlights to project pictograms and inscriptions on the roadway, interacting with other road users. And specially designed seats will be able to recognize a person’s fatigue by his posture and will adjust, changing shape, through special air chambers in the back. They can also give you a light massage.
Another feature of LQ is a special coating on the cooling system that can decompose ozone, which is toxic to humans, into oxygen. Based on the conducted Toyota analysis, an hour of driving equates to cleaning approximately 60% of ozone contained in 1000 liters of air. The company will continue to improve the technology and the ultimate goal is to bring this type of coating to production vehicles.