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Toyota Presents Fun-Vii Concept

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On: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


Toyota Presents Fun-Vii Concept

Toyota unveiled the Fun-Vii concept at last week's Tokyo Motor Show. The concept creates a seamless bridge between consumer and commercial vehicle, providing an intriguing feature set.

The most obvious and notable aspect of the Fun-Vii is its smartphone integration functions. A lot of current vehicles use smartphones for things like music streaming and Internet connectivity, but the futuristic Fun-Vii takes it a few steps further. Toyota's version of smartphone integration includes an app that drivers can use to customize the exterior of the Fun-Vii--anything from different colors and designs to virtual billboards for small businesses.

The fact that the Fun-Vii is designed with an eye toward mobile advertising helps to explain (and partially excuse) its lack of shape. The styling--or lack of it--could have been put together by a seven-year-old with a pack of crayons. But by eliminating the separate structures of hood, cabin and rear-end, Toyota creates a large canvas for drivers to go nuts on.

Similar to BMW's "Infotainment Assistant," Toyota equips its own infotainment system with what it calls a concierge. The concierge provides driving information through a physical projection--kind of like your own, holographic KITT.

There's no information on what powers the Fun-Vii, but given its small size and futuristic intentions, we can only assume there's a big battery involved.


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Stephy21 | 9:28AM (Wed, Dec 7, 2011)

This car here is a little high tech, but its pretty coo0l that they thought of this.


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RoadKill | 9:04AM (Thu, Dec 8, 2011)

I thought it was a vehicle from Tron....



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