Created by Toyota’s California design centre CALTY, Concept-i has been designed to focus on user experience by using Toyota’s so-called kinetic warmth design philosophy.
The car’s AI system seamlessly adapts its services to the user’s preferences over time through machine learning, while also linking to the car’s location and connectivity features in order to offer area-specific facilities.
The AI system has been named Yui as to give it a personality. Yui can communicate with users via spoken messages, lights and even touch sensitive features.
Concept-I is at first an autonomous electric car, but passengers can also switch the car into manual mode in certain circumstances. During manual operation, the car will still monitor driver attention and road conditions, and can provide automated assistance to help the driver during dangerous conditions.