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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  • Jared D12/14/2012
    This car is amazing (: anyone agree
    • Raheem1/16/2013
      This is a cool car for this year and we should have that car
      • Poisedtripod7931/18/2013
        How much dos it cost $1 $2 $100000
        • Poisedtripod7931/30/2013
          I have one of those cars in my house right now
          • pinksparkle
            pinksparkle2/5/2013
            I think this is one of the best cars invented. Do you not agree?
            • jetfire2/6/2013
              i agree with pinksparkles
              • sweet heart2/28/2013
                I think its awsome
                • mgibson
                  mgibson3/8/2013
                  i dont like how it looks
                  • mgibson
                    mgibson3/8/2013
                    i dont think this is the best cars invented
                    • Ninja3/12/2013
                      thats so high-tech, i think it will come in the late 2020s

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