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Toyota Fun-Vii: an instantly customisable car

This is one of those concept cars that cares not about engine size, weight or performance, but rather concentrates on the type of tech that future cars might contain.

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Derek Fung
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Crystal wedge gazing

This is one of those concept cars that cares not about engine size, weight or performance, but rather concentrates on the type of tech that future cars might contain.

In this case, Toyota sees an easily customisable car connected to the other cars, the road infrastructure and the internet.

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Customise it

According to Toyota, customising the Fun-Vii is as easy as downloading a new wallpaper or app to a smartphone.

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Caution ahead

If your friends are the kind who spot a logged-in Facebook account from a mile away and instinctively think up humorous status updates for you, you'd best keep a tight reign on things, otherwise the world will see more than just flowers on your Fun-Vii.

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Moving billboard

The business minded will probably jump at the chance to slather their car with easily customisable advertising and promotional material.

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Seeing things

Inside, the Fun-Vii is said to have an augmented-reality navigation system, coupled with a holographic concierge and guide.

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Jeeves

Interacting with the Fun-Vii's various functions can be done via voice or a virtual touchscreen.

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Bug fix, please

Hopefully, any system updates you download won't bring your Fun-Vii to a grinding halt on a busy motorway.

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Tron

As with the exterior, the Fun-Vii's floor and dashboard can be tailored to suit your tastes.

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Charge 'er up

Toyota makes no mention of the car's drivetrain, but this image suggests a level of electrification, possibly as a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric vehicle.

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Connected

Thanks to its on-board communications equipment, the Fun-Vii can locate nearby friends, or, more importantly, converse with road infrastructure to help you avoid delays and other connected cars to hopefully avoid accidents.

Derek Fung travelled to the Tokyo Motor Show as a guest of Toyota Australia.

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