Japanese auto brand Toyota’s latest concept car is equipped with an artificial intelligence system that picks up on the habits and emotions of the driver.
Revealed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Toyota Concept-I is intended to showcase the company’s vision of the future of mobility and transport – which is to ultimately focus on whoever is behind the wheel.
“At Toyota we recognise that the important question isn’t whether future vehicles will be equipped with automated or connected technologies, it is the experience of the people who engage with those vehicles,” said Bob Carter, Toyota’s senior vice president of automotive operations.
“We think the future is a vehicle that can engage with people in return.”
Using artificial intelligence, the car builds a relationship with its driver by learning their driving patterns and schedules, as well as measuring their emotions and mapping them against the car’s whereabouts.