Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the ‘LQ’, a concept vehicle that it claims leverages advanced technology to build an emotional bond between car and driver.
LQ features ‘Yui’ – an artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to learn from the driver and deliver a personalized mobility experience. Toyota says it will also feature Level 4 equivalent automated driving.
The concept car will be on public display at the ‘Future Expo’, a special exhibition of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show from October 24 to November 4.
LQ development leader Daisuke Ido, says: “In the past, our love for cars was built on their ability to take us to distant places and enable our adventures.”
He adds: “Advanced technology gives us the power to match customer lifestyles with new opportunities for excitement and engagement. With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle that can deliver a personalized experience, meet each driver’s unique mobility needs, and build an even stronger bond between car and driver.”
Toyota also announced ‘Toyota Yui Project Tours 2020’, a public test-drive event scheduled to run from June to September 2020. The public will have the opportunity to experience the LQ and the ‘Yui’ AI.