Toyota’s Concept-i has built-in artificial intelligence named ‘Yui’. The aerodynamic shape and futuristic design resembles cars in science fiction movie. Toyota says the car has a built-in artificial intelligence, nicknamed “Yui” which is designed to “learn and grow with the driver.”
That’s right, Toyota wants your car to become a part of your family.
Think of Yui as Siri in the car, but into the vehicle’s architecture. The artificial intelligence that’s powering Yui will also communicate to the world when the Concept-i is engaged in autonomous driving.
Toyota says the vehicle is about making driving a more “warm and friendly” experience. It’s part of a broader trend in the automotive world to turn the inside of your car into a so-called “third space,” a place where we will spend the majority of our time outside of home and the office.
“The interface begins with the visual representation of Yui, designed to communicate across cultures to a global audience, with Yui’s home centered on the dashboard, Concept-i’s interior emanates around the driver and passenger side and throughout the vehicle in sweeping lines, with interior shapes designed to enhance Yui’s ability to use light, sound and even touch to communicate critical information.” Toyota says.
The best things that Yui can do is it appears on exterior door panels to greet driver and passengers as they approach the vehicle. The rear of the vehicle shows messages to communicate about upcoming turns or warn about a potential hazard and the front of the vehicle communicates whether the Concept-i is in automated or manual drive.
And the headlights… they blink. How adorable this car is!
Source: THE VERGE