LAS VEGAS — Driving is about to get a lot more personal.
Toyota’s new Concept-i UX car, which was unveiled on Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas, integrates everything from artificial intelligence to haptic feedback to create a new kind of relationship with the driver. This will be a car that not only protects you, but knows your needs and, perhaps, even your emotions.
Toyota Research Institute designers built the Concept-i car from the inside out starting with something they call Kinetic Warmth and a new personal digital assistant called Yui. Yui lives in the dashboard, but its presence is felt throughout the car, including the door exterior, which can greet you with a cheerful “Hello.” Yui can also communicate with the driver through light, sound and touch (the haptics). Read more…