The Toyota FV2 made a debut last year at Tokyo Motor Show and it has created a lot of buzz since then. Once again, the car was shown up to the public at CES 2014, for the first time in the America.
FV2 deserves to be the most creative product at CES, and you will see the reasons under the break. Firstly, check out some pictures of the Toyota FV2.
FV2 stands for Fun Vehicle 2 and it is really bringing the “Fun to drive” philosophy to our future world, where automated driving already becomes the norm.
I was very impressed with the design of FV2 at first sight. It looks just like the Light Cycle in the movie Tron and this is a very minimalist look. It is designed for one person only, there is no brake, no gas pedal and no steering wheel. The side doors also can’t be found on this car because they are using the top door which looks like a clam-shell. As there is no steering wheel, the FV2 will rely on a shift of your body weight to decide which way to go, that means you simply can lean on the right to make a right turn.
At the moment, FV2 is an all-electric vehicle, but its powertrain can be easily adapted to become a plug-in hybrid vehicle or fuel-cell vehicle.
The driver not only can sit but also can open the top and stand driving, this is really an interesting experience. In any position, the augmented-reality windshield always stays in front of the driver and it displays information about weather, traffic conditions and other cars. The side-wheels and top door are illuminated and the colors could be changed depending on driver’s emotion. Toyota will incorporate its Health Project to the car, so the FV2 will determine your mood based on the voice and facial recognition. It will also record your gestures, driving history to suggest destinations when you are not in a good mood. Toyota is trying to build an artificial intelligent system right into the car. Check out the video below to have a better look at the super Toyota FV2.