Toyota Envisions Smartphone Technology For Cars

By Meera Dolasia on November 30, 2011

Word Search

One of the hardest decisions when buying a new car, is deciding on the exterior and interior color. Once you own it, there is no changing either, unless you want to go through an expensive paint job or re-upholstering. However, should Toyota's Fun-Vii (Vehicle Interactive Internet) ever become a reality, things could change dramatically!

Described by the manufacturer as a 'Smartphone on Wheels', the concept car envisions allowing the owner to download images from their phones onto the exterior, so that the look of the car could be changed instantly. It would also be smart enough to unlock with a wave of the hand and even, greet the owner as he/she approach the vehicle. The customization feature would extend inside too, so that the driver could change it to reflect his/her mood.

Also, as the name indicates, the Vii would be fully connected to the internet giving its three passengers plenty of entertainment options and also, be hooked up to other cars via a mobile network. The latter would help make for safer roads, since the driver would be fully aware of any hazards that lie on the journey ahead.

If all this sounds too magical to be true, it is - At least for now. The Fun-Vii was introduced  just as a concept car at the recently held Tokyo Motor Show, to demonstrate what future Toyotas may look like.  But the good news is, that many parts of the technology are already available - It is now just a matter of putting it all together, which the company promises will be done by the year 20XX!

Resources: news.cnet.com, dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk

Share by EmailShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TwitterShare on tumblrShare on StumbleUponShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Edmodo
408 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • lilsudsygirl
    lilsudsygirlMonday, April 14, 2014 at 10:15 am
    OH MY GOSH THAT IS SO EPIC!!!!!! I want one of those cars!
    • hewans
      hewansThursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:52 pm
      same here
    • sumedhaThursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:16 am
      awesome
      • 789Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm
        i like it awesome
        • that_weird_guy
          that_weird_guyThursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:10 am
          car and a phone awesome
          • safiya
            safiyaThursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:41 am
            i like this car it is so cooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!
            • brian_banana
              brian_bananaFriday, February 14, 2014 at 8:35 am
              cool
              • bchei
                bcheiTuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:49 am
                i wont that
                • yomarisFriday, January 31, 2014 at 11:02 am
                  this car is cool
                  • pizzapizza
                    pizzapizzaFriday, January 24, 2014 at 8:44 am
                    DIBS!!!
                    • BRADThursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm
                      & ALSO BE ABLE TO PUT THE NAVIGATOR IN DIFFERENT OUTFITS AS WELL

                      Vocabulary

                      concept

                      Most Popular Articles

                      Video Of The Week - Are Lions Losing Their Edge?
                      World's Biggest Spider Weighs As Much As A Newborn Puppy
                      Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!
                      Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Served
                      Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!
                      Boo Mania Sweeps Over America (And The World)!
                      Are You Ready To 'Gangnam Style'?
                      Video Of The Week - If Frozen Was A Horror Movie . . .

                      Latest Comments

                      bearbear
                      bearbear wrote:

                      the baby elephant beat the lion!...
                      Video Of The Week - Are Lions Lo...

                      Mustangs R #1 wrote:

                      Wow! Go Hercules! I'm glad he ou...
                      Video Of The Week - Are Lions Lo...

                      ALA