Toyota FTSX Concept, a Bolder, More Decisive Image for Toyota; Retain the Image with Toyota Aftermarket Parts

Written by Jenny Mc Lane

The goal ofrepparttar Toyota FTSX concept is to haverepparttar 138161 space and ride height of an SUV withrepparttar 138162 comfort, handling, and efficiency of a sedan. "We began with a totally new silhouette and package, lower and wider than an SUV, but taller, more comfortable, and more versatile than a sedan. Add a powerful V6, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, four doors, a large, multi-function glass roof and an innovative rear hatch and you have a vehicle with exceptional functionality," remarked Kevin Hunter, vice president, design and studio activities at Calty Design Research, Inc. Powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine,repparttar 138163 FT-SX is 187 inches long, 74.4 inches wide, and 61 inches tall. It uses 21-inch wheels (though a production model would probably not go over 18 inches) with 255/45R21 tires, and has a 114-inch wheelbase.

The FT-SX features a powerful V6 engine, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, four doors, a large, and a multi-function glass roof. The four-door concept boasts V-6 power, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, and a large glass roof. Toyota claims thatrepparttar 138164 front-end layout ofrepparttar 138165 FT-SX is "an all-new expression" and thatrepparttar 138166 look, which it calls "T-Face," will becomerepparttar 138167 new design language forrepparttar 138168 company.

The FT-SX has a trick rear hatch, which allows two panels inrepparttar 138169 glass roof to slide towardrepparttar 138170 center ofrepparttar 138171 vehicle, creating both a larger opening and a rear sunroof. Pivotingrepparttar 138172 upper and lower halves ofrepparttar 138173 hatch up or down, respectively, can make access torepparttar 138174 cargo area. Whenrepparttar 138175 lower part ofrepparttar 138176 hatch is down, a loading tray automatically extends to aid with cargo loading and unloading. The Toyota FTSX concept is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and automatic transmission, with running gear for on-road performance.

Toyota Reveals New Pod Concept Car with exceptional Toyota Parts

Written by Jenny Mc Lane

Toyota has already unveiled a prototype of its Pod concept car, which has headlights that fade from bright to dull and change color to indicate happy, sad or angry moods, depending on howrepparttar driver inside is feeling. In a joint effort with Stanford University inrepparttar 138160 U.S and an Edinburgh based company Affective Media, carmaker giant Toyota has made another leap into making a car that can read one's feelings.

Research showed that a driver's emotional state affected how well they drove: If they were happy, they drove well and if they were sad, they tended to drive worse. "This isrepparttar 138161 next generation of car, which can detect what mood you are in," said Affective Media CEO, Christian Jones. Identifying what moodrepparttar 138162 driver was in by detectingrepparttar 138163 emotion in their voice was taking things a step further, Jones said. "It's not as sci-fi as it sounds. We already use our voices for different functions insiderepparttar 138164 car. It's about giving appropriate information atrepparttar 138165 right time." The in-car voice would talk to you in an attempt to improverepparttar 138166 state of your mood. The technology would not act as a counselor to solve complex issues, but it would be more like a "best friend" who could cheer you up atrepparttar 138167 end of a long day," added Jones.

The technology can let drivers to communicate with each other, in an effort to prevent road rage. The absence of communication between drivers onrepparttar 138168 road often led to road rage. An alarm is triggered off to rouserepparttar 138169 driver whenever it detectsrepparttar 138170 driver is drowsy, quiet and with flat speech Jones believed that "It would give certain information that would help. If they were in a hurry,repparttar 138171 car would work outrepparttar 138172 safer, faster route instead of, perhaps, a scenic route,"

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