The new Toyota Concept-i UX car car uses a sophisticated biometric system to monitor the driver’s intention and, yes, even emotions.

A new kind of
relationship with
the driver.

The new Toyota Concept-i UX car, which was presented at CES in Las Vegas, integrates everything from artificial intelligence to haptic feedback to create a new kind of relationship with the driver. We notice that this will be a car that will not only protect you, but also meet your needs and, perhaps, even your emotions.

The designers of the Toyota Research Institute built the Concept-i car with something called Kinetic Warmth which is a new personal digital assistant called Yui. Yui lives on the board, but her presence is felt throughout the car, including the exterior of the door, which can greet him with a cheerful “Hello.” Yui can also communicate with the driver through light, sound and touch.

And, of course, it looks like the future, with a curved and smooth design and almost totally closed rear wheels. The interior looks like a cross between a race car and something taken from Star Wars. “This is a vehicle that grows with you, the more you drive, the smarter Yui
gets”, Bob Carter SVP Automotive Operations for Toyota during the presentation.

Concept-i also differs from a traditional car in that the information is no longer centered on the dashboard and appears where and when it is needed. “The information appears as magic on the board, the walls, the seat,” said Carter.

According to the Toyota spokesman, the concept car uses a sophisticated biometric system to monitor the driver’s intention and, yes, even emotions. That information can help the car choose when to switch between autonomous and manual driving. The car is also smart enough to keep an eye on you, making sure you are paying attention to the road.
The car also includes a 3D display screen and can communicate with others on the road.
Why is Toyota building this friendly car? “It’s easy to lose sight of why we build cars,” “We build them for people, what is the relationship between those new vehicles of the future and the people who use them?” Toyota, he said, wants to build more than just mobile technology.

His next Toyota, although he will not have Yui or an emotional connection to the car (okay, he can still love his car), but Toyota plans to test some of the Concept-i technologies on the roads of Japan in the coming weeks, months and years.