Toyota Concept-i

Announced today at CES 2017, the Concept-i explores Toyota's vision for how people will interact with the vehicles of the future.

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Of course, the car of the future will be an autonomous one, so the Concept-i is designed with some artificial intelligence and technologies that help the car to communicate with humans both within and outside.

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The doors pivot vertically when the vehicle's AI senses that the driver is approaching. The exterior surfaces of Concept-i can display messages and visual cues.

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The rear of the vehicle can show messages to communicate about upcoming turns or warn about a potential hazard to drivers behind the Concept-i.

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The front of the vehicle communicates to pedestrians whether the Concept-i is in automated or manual drive modes.

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Inside, Concept-i uses almost no traditional displays, instead communicating with colors and the AI agent -- known as Yui -- which predicts the passengers' needs.

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The cabin is a collection of swooping lines, smooth surfaces and integrated lighting.

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Toyota envisions a future where drivers build a relationship with Concept-i and its Yui artificial intelligence, totally changing the way we interact with cars.

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