Toyota combines autonomous driving with AI in concept for 2030

Toyota unveiled a prototype of Concept – i at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Showcase.
Toyota unveiled a prototype of Concept – i at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Showcase. | Contributed photo

Toyota plans to combine autonomous driving with an artificial intelligence-powered driver assistant in a vehicle called Concept – i.

The company unveiled a prototype of Concept – i at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Showcase, the Basil Family of Dealerships said. Ian Cartabiano, a Concept – i designer, said the car is Toyota’s vision for driving in 2030.

Concept – i will feature an AI assistant called "Yui" that will detect drivers’ emotions and suggest destinations or routes based on those emotions. Yuil will also take control of the vehicle if it detects distress of fatigue from the driver to prevent accidents.

Toyota also conceptualized a smaller version of Concept – i, dubbed i – Ride, that is designed for disabled drivers. The i – Ride vehicle will feature joysticks instead of pedals and offer storage space behind the seat for a wheelchair.

The compact car will also include autonomous driving and parking modes.

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