Introducing Toyota Futuristic Smart Phone Car, The Fun-Vii

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According to ABCNews‘ article “Toyota Unveils Futuristic Smartphone Concept Car,” Toyota is introducing its futuristic smart phone concept car, Fun-Vii to car lovers.  Fun-Vii can recognize its owners as the owners approach the car, and then it allows the owners to use the car as if it’s a smart phone such as checking message on the body of the car.  ABCNews suggests that when inside Fun-Vii, the driver doesn’t have to lift a finger since he or she can start a conversation with it and command it to drive.  Owners of Fun-Vii rely on speech-controlled directions to command it to drive.

I don’t know about you, but I think Fun-Vii looks more like a moving electronic billboard than a giant smartphone.  Also, I do not think it’s a good idea at all for the car to display just about anything on the sides of its body, because privacy matters most!  Of course, it’s sort of a good idea in allowing the owners of Fun-Vii to make few extra bucks by displaying TV commercials and static ads on the sides of its body.

I like the idea of how one can use voice to drive the car though!  I guess Fun-Vii has one thing going for it after all.  Anyhow, check out the video right after the break which shows you Fun-Vii in action.

ABCNews suggests that Toyota won’t go ahead in making Fun-Vii concept into reality any time soon.  Nonetheless, someone out there might think of something crazier and before we know it, Fun-Vii might not be so futuristic within a few years or so, yes?  Maybe?

Source:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/11/toyota-unveils-futuristic-smartphone-concept-car/

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