Japan’s auto giant Toyota Motor unveils their concept vehicle “Smart Insect” based on Toyota Auto Body’s one man ride electric vehicle Coms at Asia’s largest electronics trade show in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on October 2, 2012. The Smart Insect can recognize human face and motion to communicate with a driver.
The vehicle communicates with the driver by flashing the front lights and greeting the driver via the instrument panel monitor, for example, with “Hello” and other displayed phrases and spoken responses.
Smartphone navigation and content can be operated by voice command via the virtual agent and through the virtual agent and voice commands, the driver can check and operate the locks and air conditioners of his or her home from within the vehicle.
Toyota’s then-unnamed small EV would cost around $12,500, but Toyota did not talk about an MSRP in the teaser release issued today. via, Dawn