Toyota
apparently envisions a future with less "fun," but more happiness.

Late last year, Toyota unveiled an all-electric city concept vehicle called the "Fun-Vii" and has now revealed some more details about the car at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. For one thing, the thing has been renamed the iiMo.

"Future mobility life in 20XX," as Toyota puts it in the happy, nearly-five-minute video available below, means vehicle exterior and interior patterns that can be immediately customized as well as a virtual on-board "concierge," lots of navigation goodies and the ability to put the three-seater into a so-called "auto-pilot" lane with other like-minded vehicles. There's wireless recharging, natch, and drivers could even be able to compete in a "virtual circuit" videogame-like application that can be enacted behind the wheel.

Of course, Toyota didn't provide any details such as single-charge range, power or price for this flight of fancy. But by the look of the beatific folks in the video, those numbers will bring smiles to all involved.



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      • 1 Month Ago
      It will take a whole lot of batteries to keep those screens on all the time!
      80N541
      • 1 Month Ago
      Is it me or its show a monster congestion at the end? In 20XX people would be life happy to spend even more hour in the care to return house after work?
      Ashton
      • 1 Month Ago
      WTF was that?!
        Chris M
        • 1 Month Ago
        @Ashton
        A fantasy vision of a future car. One where the entire outer body and interior of the car is a video screen, allowing it to become any color or pattern designed. One where the car becomes a video game racer just for teh fun of it. One where automated lanes take over most driving. But best of all, one where wireless charging makes EVs easy and popular.
      goodoldgorr
      • 1 Month Ago
      This look more like computers then cars, if it cost less then a fossil fuel car and if it goes 300 miles on a charge and if it recharge in 25 minutes, i might be interrested to take a ride with someone that have one of this car. The wireless charging should be done attended in 30 minutes or less because if you let your car parked for 8 hours or more, then the charger is not working enouph.
      CosMiik
      • 1 Month Ago
      So the future looks like the 1950's vision of future society... only without the flying cars. No hope for feminists.
        DaveMart
        • 1 Month Ago
        @CosMiik
        But the feminists will have a lovely Jetson's kitchen!
      LEONARD
      • 1 Month Ago
      Price of this car at that time in the future $1 million
      Dave
      • 1 Month Ago
      Interesting seatbelt he's wearing at 1:15. An uncomfortable (in an accident) bar with no shoulder harness.
      paulwesterberg
      • 1 Month Ago
      See this is why Toyota wont put an electric vehicle into production. The screens are not ready yet - once you can cover a vehicle entirely in cheap, vibrant displays then electric vehicles will be possible.
      Dave
      • 1 Month Ago
      Renew! Renew! Renew!
        Dave
        • 1 Month Ago
        @Dave
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnLU9nyFSA
      Neil Blanchard
      • 1 Month Ago
      The aerodynamics of that car are almost exactly bass ackwards... Neil
      lad
      • 1 Month Ago
      If Toyota wanted to build an EV for the masses, it could do that within a year. From my readings, I think Toyota, as well as the entire membership of The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), in cooperation with the Oil lobby, are working to slow down the introduction of EVs. This is a disruptive technology and is a threat to their empires. BTW, Nissan is not a member of The AAM...think that's why they are daring to build EVs?
        brotherkenny4
        • 1 Month Ago
        @lad
        You are correct Sir. That's why Tesla is so important. Well, and Nissan. I just wish Nissan would try a sportier look.
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