The one thing that's been missing from this year's Tokyo Motor Show are the inevitable rolling living room concepts of years past. But Daihatsu has come to the rescue with its FC Case concept.

The rolling bread box might not look like much from the outside, but inside it's packed with folding seats and a host of infotainment gadgets. Just as important is the FC's method of propulsion, a variant of hydrogen called hydrazine hydrate or N2H4 H2O (yes, we had to look it up) that's synthesized from nitrogen and hydrogen. Daihatsu says the fuel has a higher energy density and lower flammability, but more intriguing is the delivery. Hydrazine hydrate can supposedly be transported and inserted into the vehicle much like gasoline, which takes care of that pesky infrastructure situation. Couple that with some kind of autonomous driving system and it's not hard to imagine a fleet of FCs running down the highway at speed, bumper-to-bumper, cleanly and quickly delivering employees to work in 2035... or something.


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      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      so how do you get in?
      bman78
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is cool.
      Adam Waltering
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would buy one in a second. You see all these guys building their dream cars (ford gt90, diablo etc.) this would be mine (probably cuz its a box and would be easier than more shapely cars). Cars like this are what the future was supposed to look like when I was a kid.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's gnarly.
      Ashton Martin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think you use this with Google's autonomous car software in cities for taxis. Could be interesting especially to airports and in and around cities.
      EJD1984
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just needs a coffee maker, and it would be perfect for the am commute. :-)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Huy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Throw a keg in there and you have yourself a deal.
      TokyoRemix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks it looks like Apple made an iToasterOven on wheels? Kinda cool. And I like the idea of kicking back and doing nothing while being chauffeured. And just keep your 911 for the days when you feel like DRIVING.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not bad, I'd be more interested if you could drive it yourself. Imagine this turning out to be a track warrior...
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hydrazine is some nasty stuff. You get additional hazard pay in the Air Force if you work F16s due to their hydrazine system. Its nowhere near as great as they make it out to be.
      Nick Stürtz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did Daihatsu and Volvo get together for the styling?