“exemplifies Toyota’s vision for future mobility, with a focus on up coming generation connectivity and safety.”
At 2012 Detroit Auto Show, there have already been a number of unscheduled early reveals. A number of have occurred just a new day or two in advance with the official unveiling. While others, similar to the awesome Lexus LF-LC concept, were accidentally exposed weeks throughout advance of the event. A single concept which did control to stay hidden until its official due date ended up being the Toyota NS4. Toyota had previewed your concept back in late December, publishing just one image and scarce details. However today it’s all out within the open. The NS4′s drivetrain was engineered so how the components were smaller and lighter than something before, improving both fuel economic climate and performance. Additionally, Toyota’s engineers worked on reducing the all-important charge occasion.
The NS4 concept features Toyota’s newest safety technologies, including the next generation pre-collision system (PCS), adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlights, as well as blind spot monitor (BSM). PCS features lane departure as well as pedestrian collision avoidance technologies designed to predict collisions under selected circumstances and aid avoid them. The system uses millimeter-wave radar and stereo cameras mounted on the front with the car to detect as well as react to lane departure, pedestrians, and other automobiles. If it detects a potential collision, the system seeks to avoid other vehicles, road-side obstructions, as well as pedestrians by applying the brakes and manipulating steering. The Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) headlights help reduce glare for oncoming drivers and pedestrians. Utilizing a camera mounted behind the front grille along with partial shielding inside the headlights, this feature makes it possible for drivers to maintain near-high beam illumination to enhance nighttime visibility. More passive safety systems on the Toyota NS4 concept include a rain-resistant “hydrophobic” coating on the glass. This treatment improves visibility in wet situations, allowing the driver to be able to see further and more clearly. Moreover, the inner and outer rear view mirrors have got been replaced with cameras which provide the driver with a panoramic view to the rear. The rear-view camera relays video to a dashboard-mounted screen, and provides the driver which has a much wider field involving vision when compared to the traditional rear view mirror.
Aside from stuffing the Toyota NS4 concept with a lot of safety systems, Toyota have also equipped it with a great advanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI) which is centred about a multi-touch screen display designed with all the look and really feel of a smartphone. The HMI offers the user with control of the multimedia systems, air conditioning, battery-charge and navigation capabilities. The HMI system is even capable of “learning” driver preferences to anticipate driver responses throughout specific environments and situations. While developing the HMI, Toyota teamed up together with electronics and application giants including Microsoft, Intel and Salesforce.
Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales US (Inc.) stated of the NS4 concept:
“In this digital age, cars are becoming another spoke inside the wheel of our own electronic connectivity. NS4 demonstrates Toyota’s take on the particular human connection to the automobile with technology that will considers both emotional and rational relationships, person-to-car along with car-to-society.”