Toyota Fine Comfort ride Concept Presented at Tokyo Motor Show 2017
toyota unveils the ‘fine-comfort ride’ concept at the 45th tokyo motor show, a fuel cell vehicle that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. the concept vehicle proposes ‘a new form of the premium saloon’ by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
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toyota pursued further possibilities of automotive design through the development of the ‘fine-comfort ride’. it offers environmental performance by discharging no CO2 or harmful substances while in operation, together with the convenience of a generous cruising range with a hydrogen refueling time of about three minutes. the concept vehicle adopts a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear, while being wider in all dimensions from the front to the center of the vehicle, maximizing the space of the second row seats and aerodynamic performance. it features a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, adopts an in-wheel motor, positions the wheels at the very corners of the vehicle, and utilizes a body underside cover, thereby achieving high running stability and quietness suited to a premium saloon.
in adopting the concept of being wrapped in comfort, the vehicle embodies future mobility that provides additional value other than movement to the passengers and is not simply just a ‘ride’. the agent function and the touch display are arranged around the driver and passenger seats. the seats allow for flexible adjustment according to posture, and the displays allow the driver and passengers to freely access information. the seat layout can be flexibly adjusted, so fine-comfort ride can be used as individual space or as a communication space for individuals. the fine-comfort ride boasts quietness and smooth running and also makes full use of the large amount of electricity provided by hydrogen as its energy source. the interior features a raft of innovative equipment, and the car can achieve a cruising range of approximately 1,000 km (620 miles).