Canadian debut of car that seamlessly integrates automobiles and technology
TORONTO, ON., (February 14, 2013) – The Toyota Fun-Vii concept vehicle will debut in Canada for the first time at the Canadian International Auto Show, February 15-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
Designed to attract a younger generation that is increasingly tech-savvy, the Toyota Fun-Vii (Vii stands for Vehicle, Interactive, Internet) is a concept vehicle that heralds a not-too-distant future when technology and automobiles will be seamlessly integrated.
The Fun-Vii boasts an array of notable innovations, such as car security based on biometric authentication, a breakthrough navigation system that intuitively projects needed information through augmented reality, and wireless re-charging.
In addition, the Fun-Vii is covered by impact-resistant body panels that transform the car exterior into one big display, and the same technology is also on the inside of the car, enabling the look of the interior to be fully adjustable as well.
“The wide range of exciting capabilities in the Fun-Vii demonstrates the impressive impact of Toyota innovation,” said Larry Hutchinson, Managing Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “This vehicle shows us just how far our imaginations can take us in redefining the future.”
Auto show visitors can see the Fun-Vii at the Toyota Canada booth, located on the 800 Level of the South Building of the MTCC.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.