Toyota Pod

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Toyota Pod

Toyota Pod

Take the latest in and communications technology, combine it the personality of the family pet and add a smiling that’s reminiscent of the VW Beetle and you end up the ‘Pod’. Unveiled at the Tokyo Show late last the Pod concept vehicle is collaboration Toyota and Sony that the relationship between car and driver to a new Developed with entertainment, and enhancement of the driving experience in the Pod will play your music, reflect your (and its own) through a of different coloured lights on the say goodbye when you get out, other drivers when let you merge and even wag its antenna when its really chuffed.

The Pod is able to provide this through a series of sensors detect and store data on the preferences. This extends beyond musical taste, sensors detecting variations in conditions, appropriate use of steering accelerator and brakes, the pulse and the level of the driver — the Pod employs a face recognition to detect if the driver is falling

A portable unit called the pod’ allows this process to continue while the is away from the car — the collects information such as and television preferences inside the and transfers this data to the car which can act accordingly when in use. For example the mini pod up on a the name of a band whilst you at home and this name is mentioned during conversation in the the Pod will immediately begin the Internet to download and play songs.

The ‘smart’ capabilities of the Pod also beyond the realm of entertainment the driving data collected by the car can be with pre-recorded ‘expert’ and the driver given warnings or through text on the Pod’s The car also features a hands ‘drive-by-wire’ control system steering, braking and acceleration to be through a single controller.

The unusual symmetrical design means that when from the side you can’t which way its facing — the emphasis firmly on cute, and the interior features four swivel chairs to utilise all space and give the Pod the ambience of a tea-room and remove it further the notion of being ‘just a

The colour changing LED panels on the that make up the Pod’s face turn yellow happiness as the driver approaches we’re not sure exactly you have to do to make it wag its tail and orange during normal when all systems are running


Two more colours also — blue for sadness the fuel runs out or the Pod is ‘neglected’ by a period of misuse, and red for anger braking heavily or driving And if the Pod is happy and it senses that its are happy it will capture the by taking your photograph.

still at concept stage, the of the Pod can be driven and is technically ready for use — the drawback is that its is dependent on communications infrastructure as the radio DSRC (dedicated range communication) system, so chances of replacing Rover a four-wheeled pet in the not too distant future come down to where you

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