Toyota concept aims to give children their first experience of driving

Toyota has unveiled its Camatte57s concept at the Tokyo Toy Show.

Basing the concept around bringing the family together, Toyota says the Camatte57s is about sharing ideas to construct the ideal car, inspired by families working on a project together. 

The body is made from 57 detachable panels, formed from lightweight materials, which can be finished in different colours and designs. 

Pedals and seats can be adjusted, which means young children can make an early start learning to drive away from the public highway. Adults can help with steering and braking thanks to the positioning of the steering wheel and the adjustability of the brakes and seats.

While no official power figures have been released, Toyota has confirmed the car will be electric. 

The concept builds on Toyota’s original Camatte shown last year. The manufacturer says the word Camatte comes from the Japanese word for 'care', and is meant to signify caring for others.

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11 June 2013

They should market it as an electric city car to rival the Twizy Smile

11 June 2013

It's a life size Meccano set!

11 June 2013

I can see the offspring of professional football players putting this on their extensive "Santa better get me this, or else!" list ...

11 June 2013

My 6 year old son would absolutely love this - he is now starting to get into cars and is brilliant at building things, and it would be great fun to make this with him.  I'd also really love to see his face when he gets behind the wheel for the first time.

If only these had been around 40 years ago!

Myk

11 June 2013

That last photo is clearly of a family friendly Ariel Atom.

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