Toyota demonstrated its concept at CES 2017 on Wednesday to see how my car would share the 2030 vision of a car.
Sitting four, but this is the only concept I have with the car today. The gates are made of almost complete glass to give the passengers a better view of the road. The car’s built-in rear wheel is a smooth white frame.
At the same time, the car’s rear screen displays a warning “Care” and other concepts are driving behind me.
It is not clear how much the concept is for me.
Although the car is designed with the future in mind, it still needs a pilot. Automobiles have autopilot functions, but they are only designed for challenging driving situations.
“As long as there’s beautiful twisty roads and fantastic scenery, people are going to want the experience of navigating that themselves,” William Chergosky, a Toyota design manager for the Concept-i told CNN.
Toyota didn’t want the vehicle to come across as an impersonal, soulless technology. It intentionally picked bright warm colors such as white and pink for the concept model.
“It’s easy to design technology in a cold way,” Chergosky said. “You have to find a way to endear the technology to people to make them want to drive it.”
Toyota will start testing the vehicle in Japan in the next few years. But don’t count on the Concept-i hitting the roads anytime soon.