Toyota FV2 Tokyo 3

Another world premiere from Toyota at the TMS came in the form of the FV2. Set far into the future, the single-occupant, three-wheeled concept is a vehicle that can connect emotionally and physically with the driver, becoming more fun to drive the more it’s used, as the automaker puts it.

This it does by assisting the user, using voice and image recognition to determine the driver’s mood and driving skill info obtained through usage to assist the driver. It’s even able to suggest destinations in learning fashion, accomplished through data obtained from an accumulated driving history.

Individualism is big with this one – the FV2 incorporates an augmented reality display on the windscreen, and to further cement the bond between man and machine, the body colour and exterior display of the FV2 can be changed at will, creating a unique identity.

Operating it is like how you’d use a Segway (or Toyota Winglet, if you prefer), except that instead of your legs, you use your body. There’s no steering wheel, so directional movement is accomplished through the driver shifting his body to move the FV2 forward and back as well as left and right. No mention of the propulsion system – presumably, it should be electrically driven. Ditto the operating range.

The only numbers on offer are dimensions – the Toyota FV2 measures in at three metres long, is 1.6 metres wide and is 990 mm tall in its sleep (or static) mode, rising to 1.78 metres in height in its driving (or riding) mode.