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See the Toyota Fun-Vii concept in action (video)

You have to see the Toyota Fun-Vii in motion to understand everything that Toyota expects the car of the future to do.

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Toyota Fun-Vii
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With an exterior skin that doubles as a digital display, an augmented-reality cockpit, and Internet and inter-vehicular connectivity, the Toyota Fun-Vii concept is about as pie-in-the-sky as concept cars get.

However, explaining with words and photos hardly does this concept justice. I had to see it in motion to understand everything that Toyota expects the car of the future to do. In the video below, you'll see tight smartphone integration, augmented-reality gaming, a holographic digital concierge in a De Stijl-inspired tube top, and an amazing (if not tremendously improbably) implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle networking. The video also shows off the Fun-Vii's electrified power-train with wireless charging, its autonomous driving mode, and lots of people dressed in white. Check it out below.

I'm not sure if I need my car to do any of these things, but it's all definitely cool to watch. Which of these features would you like to see in your next ride?