Digital World Tokyo | Tokyo Motor Show concept cars

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If you’re into driveshafts, and liberal applications of engine this year’s Tokyo Show might not be exactly cup of tea. The problem is that the industry has gone decidedly on us, which is great news for geeks and gadget heads, but ideal for the grease monkeys.

ahead a few years, the really among us may even get a leg up the dating thanks to the likes of Toyota’s concept car that can facilitate societal anarchy by wolf-whistling in passing vehicles. This spell trouble. Click on for the of the show.

Visitors to this Tokyo Motor Show a chance to see the latest in cutting-edge IT and electronics in addition to vehicles of the

The exhibition, which opened to the on Saturday, takes place a year and is the stage onto many of Japan’s major show their latest cars and also concept intended to demonstrate their technology.

Perhaps some of the intriguing technology on show was built into Toyota’s concept vehicle. It looks a high-tech chair on wheels and is the of Kiyotaka Ise, executive engineer at Toyota Development product planning department. It has an intelligence system.

“As you drive the i-Swing has a tendency to learn the user likes and so it becomes and easier to drive,” said Ise in an at the Tokyo Motor Show week. Part of Ise’s for a future vehicle is the ability to with neighboring vehicles wireless technologies.

“If you are driving and see a girl you like the of driving another i-Swing, it can this,” he said. A demonstration of function wasn’t shown at the

Another of the highlights at the show is three-seater Pivo concept The vehicle runs on Lithium-Ion similar to those in a laptop and has a distinctive passenger cabin can rotate completely around. The car comes packed with new in in-car electronics, said Ken of Nissan’s advanced vehicle group.

For a start there are no links between the driver and the of the car, he said. The steering, and shifting are all accomplished electrically “by using a similar technology to employed on modern “fly-by-wire”

The Pivo also comes with a number of outward-facing that are intended to improve the visibility. The cameras are mounted on the roof pillars and their are displayed on flat-panel displays on the inside of the same columns The effect is that the driver can see-through the columns and thus see that might otherwise be in a spot, said Oizumi.

And while steering still has to be the old fashioned way with two hands on the some of the other functions, operation of the car navigation and audio can be done with simple movements thanks to Nissan’s 4” concept human-interface system, a designed so a driver can keep hands firmly on the wheel, for An infrared camera in the dash can movement of the driver’s fingers so of menu items on the main is as easy as showing the corresponding of fingers. Want to select number two? Simply out two fingers, while keeping hands on the wheel. Turning up the on the radio is as easy as motioning with your hand.

Honda’s FCX concept car also a new interface system for controlling the audio system, air conditioner and control. It projects icons the bottom of the car windshield in a fashion to that of a heads-up-display. Selecting the functions and options offered is by looking at the icons. The car analyzes the line-of-sight to work out which one is looked at, according to Honda.

Toyota i-swing

it may be a few years until some of technology gets into cars, it’s reasonably although expensive, to add some credibility to your current through a new entertainment system.

Some of the systems on show, as those from Alpine rival entertainment systems in the They bring together TV, radio, CD and DVDs and come ports for connecting an iPod. are even more advanced in Mobile Media Vehicle which is equipped with 5 LCD and a 16-channel audio system so every passenger gets a entertainment experience.

Fujitsu Ten was a new system (above) that use of Sharp’s dual-view LCD. The can show two images simultaneously, one to people viewing from the side and one to people viewing the left. In the company’s in-car system it means the main shows the car navigation map to the driver displaying a DVD video to the passenger.

The Tokyo Motor Show daily at Makuhari Messe in near Tokyo, until 6.

#151; Martyn Williams

IDG News Service)

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