Toyota FV2 Release Date
The FV2 concept was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor show and was again just recently spotted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. While this small pod looking machine is interesting, Toyota developed this concept to signify the bond between man and machine. It focuses on the fun to drive philosophy and car and driver are connected not only physically but emotionally as well. The build of the FV is basically a pod with one wheel in the front, back and a wheel on each side forming a diamond shaped array. The outside projects various bright colors and patterns which are said to reflect the driver’s mood. Toyota has not released an official release date for this futuristic concept vehicle but it goes to show that automakers are looking into the future of driving with autonomous and semi-autonomous driving.
The FV2 does not have a steering wheel, rather it is operate by the driver shifting their body weight, moving the car forwards or backwards, left and right. The driver may either stand or sit inside the FV2 to control it. Using both voice and image recognition to determine the driver’s mood, the car will gather driving history to suggest driving routes and even determine the driver’s skill level to assist in driving technique. Toyota’s goal is to have the driver and the FV2 concept develop a bond that only grows over time.
One thing is for sure, this FV2 concept looks like something we would see in a Hollywood movie about the future not something we would see driving next to us on the highway. While it may still be a while until we start seeing vehicles like this out of the road, automakers are nonetheless researching and planning concepts for these futuristic vehicles such as the FV2 and the Toyota iRoad. Check out the Arlington Toyota blog for information on new Toyota vehicles as well as other Toyota news.