Drive By The Seat of Your Pants, Literally, With the Toyota FV2 Concept

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
drive by the seat of your pants literally with the toyota fv2 concept

The Tokyo Motor Show is always good for an unusual transportation device or two and this year’s show looks to be no exception. Toyota will be debuting the FV2, which appears to be a cross between a leaning trike, a jet ski and a horse. That’s right, a horse. The FV2 is supposed to connect the driver physically and emotionally to the driving experience and it is controlled by the rider’s body motions. Shifting the driver’s body will cause the vehicle to move forward, backward, left or right. Toyota sees the driver and FV2 developing a relationship similar that between a rider and a horse, with the FV2 learning the driver’s behavior. The vehicle even uses voice and image recognition to analyze the driver’s mood and suggest destinations.

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  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Nov 11, 2013

    Dear car makers, Here is the thing about controlling a car through gestures rather than a wheel or stick, your arms are going to get tired, and you might wreck when threatening your children.

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    • Vulpine Vulpine on Nov 12, 2013

      @Vulpine To be honest it looks more like a toy; in essence a safetied motorcycle that would be far more functional as a daily driver than the majority of today's bikes. I agree that this thing's unlikely to gain any real popularity, but then, the Can-Am trike seemed unlikely too. I see those all over the place now.

  • SexCpotatoes SexCpotatoes on Nov 11, 2013

    I wonder what sort of action you'd get out of a furious humping motion.

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  • Add Lightness Range Rovers have come a long, long ways from their original concept of a gentleman's Land Cruiser. Pretty useless off road now but the wannabees will love them until the warrantee expires.
  • ToolGuy 'Non-Land Rover' gets 2 bonus points for the correct use of carbon fiber in an automotive application. 🙂
  • ToolGuy "a newly developed vehicle platform it says will double driving range"• Anyone know what this is about?
  • ToolGuy "Toyota recommends that no one ride in the front passenger seat until an inspection or fix can be performed."• This is a good opportunity for the back seat driver in your life. 😉