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Movement-Steered Automobiles

The Toyota FV2 Incorporates a Kinesthetic Method of Operation

— November 6, 2013 — Autos
Driving has become quite a passive exercise, especially with the ever-increasing popularity of automatic vehicles. The Toyota FV2 concept car introduces quite a lively and human element back into automotive operation, while still expressing itself as a very futuristic design.

Your brain and your muscles enable you to navigate your environment on foot; you don't have a steering wheel, and neither does this innovative vehicle. The driver sits inside the capsular cockpit and controls the direction of travel with his own body. Gestures and movements to the right, the left, backwards and forwards communicate with this cutting-edge subcompact so that it turns, speeds up and reverses according to your physical instructions. There would be a much stronger dynamic between motorist and automobile in the Toyota FV2.
Trend Themes
1. Kinesthetic Vehicle Control - Opportunity for developing vehicles that are operated through body movements and gestures, enhancing the interaction between driver and car.
2. Human-centric Automotive Design - Potential to create cars that prioritize the human element in the driving experience, moving away from passive and automated transportation.
3. Futuristic Automobile Concepts - Increasing demand for innovative and futuristic car designs that showcase cutting-edge technology and redefine the driving experience.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Manufacturing - Disruption potential in the automotive manufacturing industry to develop vehicles that integrate kinesthetic controls and prioritize the human experience.
2. Technology and Electronics - Opportunity for technology and electronics industries to contribute to the development of advanced gesture and movement recognition systems for vehicle control.
3. Transportation and Mobility - Disruptive innovation opportunity in the transportation and mobility sector to redefine the concept of driving by incorporating kinesthetic operation and a stronger driver-vehicle connection.
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