Toyota has announced plans to introduce the Smart Insect concept at CEATEC Japan. It's a single-seat electric vehicle with advanced technology.
Toyota has announced plans to introduce the Smart Insect concept at CEATEC Japan.
Described as a "next-generation communications-linked concept," the Smart Insect is a single-seat electric vehicle with motion sensors, voice recognition technology and behavior prediction systems.
When a person approaches the vehicle, the car will run facial-recognition software to authenticate them. Once the car determines you're the owner, it will flash its lights and say "Hello."
Once inside, a "virtual agent" will communicate with the driver and predict his or her intentions. This sounds a little bizarre, but it seems like the car will turn on your favorite radio station and give you directions to locations you normally drive to (example: if you start your car on Monday at 8:00 am, it'd probably give you directions to work). The system also has smartphone integration and the ability to operate the locks / air conditioning system at the owner's house.