Toyoda Gosei has announced plans to introduce a handful of new concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The most interesting of the group is the Flesby II which is billed as an ultra-compact vehicle designed for 2030.
The cartoonish looking concept has a welcoming appearance as well as a soft exterior which is constructed from e-rubber. The latter substance has a handful of purposes as its shaped can be changed with electricity and its soft surface helps to prevent injuries to pedestrians.
The company will also display a Flesby II interior concept which resembles an egg and promises to envelop drivers in a relaxing environment that features softly-textured materials as well LED lighting.
Besides the Flesby II concepts, Toyoda Gosei will showcase some ideas that could potentially be used on autonomous and electric vehicles. The first is a futuristic front end concept which has a plastic grille module that incorporates cameras and a millimeter wave radar for autonomous driving systems. The concept also features communication lamps that “inform people … of the vehicle’s conditions and intentions.”
The company will also display an interior concept with a next-generation steering wheel that is able to sense the driver’s condition with cameras and sensors.