A new concept will be making a debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show – the Mitsubishi Emirai 3 xDas. Although it carries the Mitsubishi logo, it isn’t actually conceptualised by the group’s automotive division, but Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the group’s electronic and technology division. It will serve as a preview of Mitsubishi’s driver-assistance tech.

Based on the Mitsubishi Emirai 2 xDas that was shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the latest concept will feature enhanced technologies emphasising on human machine interface (HMI), driver sensing and telematics. The brand themes this tech as “feelings come true.”

The HMI tech underlines the availability of high-visibility LCD panels on the dashboard and centre console. It’s fully customisable – display items and layouts can be changed according to your preference. It also utilises cloud-based content synchronisation.


The interior will feature motion sensors that allow for the temperature and audio to be controlled through hand gestures. Furthermore, the concept comes with a wearable device, along with an overwrite input function. Elsewhere, it features an adjustable, 3D head-up display with binocular disparity. The latter can sense objects up to 10 meters in front, which will then be displayed in 3D.

Driver sensing tech can monitor the driver’s condition through a camera and a non-contact cardiograph. The vehicle can also provide driving support and predictive assistance, which will react depending on driving behaviour. The adaptable system is able to analyse map data to identify road conditions too. For example, upon detecting intersections with poor visibility, it will then activate its side-cameras.

Telematics, meanwhile, seems similar to driver sensing, in a sense that it will detect and analyse the condition of the driver. Upon collecting this data, it is then stored in the cloud. It then compares previous and current behaviour data to detect conditions such as fatigue. The technology can also retrieve and share info of dangerous locations and separately, provide remote operation of home appliances.