After watching a YouTube video on how the Japanese built Toyota Mirai, fuel cell car, I must say that I’m surprised to see humans are still involving in building such a complicated beast/machine. I was thinking that nowadays, building cars should have all been done by robotics mainly, but I guess I’m dead wrong on this. Perhaps, other car companies may deploy all sorts of robots to build their cars, but it seems Toyota is still using a lot of human technicians to manually guide machines that do heavy lifting auto parts into place so the same technician or other technicians can begin to bolt these auto parts together to form a more complete car.
I’m driving a boring old man Camry Hybrid, and I often wish that I could get a sportier car! Sometimes I look at one of those sporty BMWs on the road and I was like — this is a cool thing. I got to drive a BMW once because I knew a dude once who let me drove it. It was a sporty type with two doors and got those steering, how you call sticks or knobs or whatever, for shifting manually. Then I watch a YouTube video where it shows that someone was able to super up their Supra so it could attain 1800 horsepower. Hmm… now I’m thinking, ain’t it cool to have something like both a BMW coolness and reliable Toyota but sporty Supra in one car? Well, guess what, 2020 Toyota Supra is just that!
So, people are complaining how this brand new 2020 Toyota Supra that will come out in the Summer of 2019 is just another BMW Z4. The video above is actually clearing things up a lot more for me. Yes, I like the coolness of a BMW, but I prefer the reliability of a Toyota more! I know about it since I’m driving a very reliable Toyota Camry Hybrid for 12 years already. So I can totally attest to how reliable a Toyota car is! Just put it this way, I don’t even remember the last time I’d to worry about maintaining my Toyota Camry Hybrid besides oil change! So, basically, the video above tells me that Toyota brings its reliability to the co-joint operation of the Z4/Supra car basic platform.
Furthermore, after the basic co-join operation of the new sporty platform for both Z4/Supra, BMW and Toyota went separated way to make their cars unique. So, I think whoever will get BMW Z4 would have to thanks Toyota for making their Z4 more reliable! For me, I like how the 2020 Supra looks a lot. I can also imagine people will super up their 2020 Supra in craziest ways possible. In summary, I think it’s really cool to see both BMW and Toyota teaming up developing both sporty cars together!
Humans will one day render as useless walking bones, because machines will take over all the chores and whatever else that humans don’t feel like doing. We can already take a peek at the future by seeing car manufacturers going the route of driverless car. The video right after the break talks about how Toyota, Audi, and other well known car brands are working and researching on driverless cars. So far, their prototypes seem to drive themselves alright. So, I guess they got the driverless down, but how safe will their driverless vehicles be? This is why I think we might not see this type of cars at least for few years on. Nonetheless, I hope they can work out the safety issues for these driverless cars soon, because I’m itching to read, blog, eat, snore, and scratch my itchy back whenever I’m on the road outing.
A year back or two, I don’t remember the time exactly, South Korea had employed few robots to be school teacher and a prison somewhere (I forgot where) had employed robots to be prison guards. Perhaps, more of these machines will even do more stuffs for us humans soon. Imagine, army of robots/machines go to a piece of land, build bunch of more specialized machines on spot, and from the ground up these machines together build a building or house that can, in time, expand, contract, remodel, and whatever else that the owner of this futuristic house wants to do. Let just hope, more machines/robots don’t mean more bad things. Exciting about the future?
- CES 2013: Toyota and Audi to roll out autonomous cars (thedroidguy.com)
- Notes from the Driverless Car Summit (motortrend.com)
- Audi Will Be The First Established Carmaker To Run Driverless Cars On Public Roads (jalopnik.com)
- Audi Follows Google’s Lead, Gets Pass For Driverless Cars (forbes.com)
- China hot on Google’s heels with driverless car (reviews.cnet.com)
- Toyota, Audi driverless demos will pull up to CES (phys.org)
- Driverless Cars Are Heading to Vegas: Toyota, Audi to Demo at CES (betabeat.com)
- Driverless Cars Hot At Auto Shows (wreg.com)
- Audi to be Second Auto Company With Driverless Cars on Public Roads (complex.com)
- Audi Granted Second Autonomous Vehicle Permit in Nevada – First for an Automaker (wot.motortrend.com)
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?
- Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of Japan show (ctv.ca)
- Toyota’s Insane Concept Car Has Giant Touch-Screen Doors [Cars] (gizmodo.com)
- Toyota reveals innovative “smart” concept car (cbsnews.com)
- Toyota unveils new concept car ahead of 42nd Tokyo Motor Show (news.xinhuanet.com)
- Toyota Fun-Vii (hazimc.wordpress.com)
- Toyota unveils high-tech concept car (news.smh.com.au)
- Toyota unveils Fun-Vii futuristic concept car (theglobeandmail.com)
- Toyota unveils high-tech concept car (cbc.ca)
- Toyota unveils high-tech concept car (cbc.ca)
- Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Toyota Unveils High-Tech Concept Car Ahead of Show (techland.time.com)
- Toyota’s concept vehicle Fun-Vii (hazima.wordpress.com)