Toyota Envisions Smartphone Technology For Cars

By Meera Dolasia on November 30, 2011

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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

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  • AliyaFriday, October 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
    This invention would be expensive for any one to buy
    • geekymac5Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:29 am
      that will be so cool when that comes out!
      • marcusWednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:42 am
        so awesome
        • wealthierduck3 Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:51 am
          that's amazing!
          • weird guyFriday, June 20, 2014 at 8:46 am
            sweet
            • smileyface4life
              smileyface4lifeThursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:42 am
              that's soo cool
              • choper-pFriday, June 6, 2014 at 10:05 am
                thats probiley to expenciv
                • 4c36055
                  4c36055Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:59 am
                  this smartphone on wheels is beast i really want it
                  • jattTuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:25 am
                    call dibs
                    • XxjordanxXSunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:20 am
                      i want that my dad works for that company

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