This is Toyota’s crazy concept car for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s called the Fun-Vii.
The name is weird for sure, but not as weird as the car itself. The Fun-Vii apparently links people, cars and society.
With this car the traditional paint job and body design no longer hold water. The whole vehicle body can be used as a display space, with the body color and display content changeable at will. That means you can change the color simply by selecting a new one from a menu.
Better still you can use the display body to show messages or a picture. Sounds a bit distracting for other drivers on the road, but petty cool.
The interior is also one big display which is freely adjustable to match the mood of the moment! The conventional sat nav is too old-fashioned for such a car and instead it uses augmented reality while the vehicle’s “navigation concierge” can provide the passengers with driving information and guidance through a vocal interface. The Vii can also connect to other cars around it and can also be operated via a smartphone.
Seeing as the car is actually a laptop powered by software, a network update function makes sure the software versions for the vehicle’s drive, control and multimedia system are always up-to-date.
This must be the geekiest car ever made ever. We are wondering why they call it Fun-Vii. Where’s the fun in driving such a thing?!