If you’ve paid any sort of attention to some of the incredible concept vehicles that Toyota has been building over the past several years, then you’ve probably heard of the Concept-i. It was first exhibited a couple of years ago at CES 2017, but now the next step in its evolution has been unveiled in the form of the 2020 Toyota LQ concept car. We thought we’d highlight some of the vehicle’s specs & features to give you an idea of what the future holds!
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“In the past, our love for cars was built on their ability to take us to distant places and enable our adventures. Advanced technology gives us the power to match customer lifestyles with new opportunities for excitement and engagement. With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle that can deliver a personalized experience, meet each driver’s unique mobility needs, and build an even stronger bond between car and driver.”
– Daisuke Ido, Chief Engineer of LQ, Toyota Motor Corporation
Yui Artificial Intelligence
One of the coolest and, perhaps, most futuristic (outside of the overall design) features of the LQ concept is its on-board artificial intelligence agent: Yui. Utilizing human-machine interactions like interactive voice communication, illumination, fragrances and more, Yui can ensure a driver’s safety and comfort by providing a completely personalized experience on the road. Yui is even capable of analyzing the driving environment and playing appropriate music or providing updates on real-time topics that it knows the driver is interested in.
To highlight just a few other technologies found in the vehicle, the LQ is equipped with an SAE Level 4 automated driving function, an automated valet parking system, and even an augmented reality head’s up display system. Floor and roof panels can change colors to inform passengers of whether the vehicle is being driven manually or autonomously or whether or not Yui is addressing them. For the first time in a Toyota, the instrument cluster utilizes organic LED lighting. Finally, an air purification coating helps make the vehicle even more eco-friendly.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with information on the new 2020 Toyota LQ concept vehicle as it becomes available, so be sure to check back often if you’re interested in it!