Toyota LQ is a new concept vehicle that Toyota wants to use to form a relationship with its driver. Toyota’s Research Institute has partnered with Yui and LQ to build new technology for its vehicles.
Toyota is looking to build a relationship between drivers and their vehicles by learning and responding to their individual needs and preferences. The Toyota LQ will be on public display at the “Future Expo” which is a special exhibit at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
The LQ comes with an on-board artificial intelligence assistant named Yui. The assistant will store and analyze the driver’s emotions, alertness and then use that data to provide a personalized experience.
The AI will engage with the driver in interactive voice communication, and in-seat functions will increase the alertness or reduce stress. Yui will also be able to do simple tasks such as playing music based on the environment providing the driver real-time information and much more.
JTB Corporation, AWA Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo. Inc. have extended their hands to Toyota in helping them to develop and implement the new virtual assistant Yui. Some of the features of the new Yui include Level 4 autonomous driving, automated valet parking, an augmented reality heads up display and so much more.
The multiple inflatable air bladders embedded into the seat with an in-seat air conditioning system keep the driver awake or relaxed while driving. The air bladder will inflate and contract to encourage the abdominal breathing of the driver.
LQ’s dashboard and meters are displayed using Organic LEDs. Toyota’s air purification system will cause the ozone near the ground surface to decompose reducing harmful emissions from a car.
Test driving will begin in June and will continue till September in 2020 in Tokyo.