Toyota PM Concept Car
Concept cars have been around as far back as the late thirties, when the creator of the iconic Corvette, Harley Earl, created the first concept car and then brought the idea to popularity in the fifties. Toyota has been a big member of the concept car game for a long time, creating industry changing ideas and showcasing some of their brightest ideas. One of the most innovative, and one that has recently started to have a greater possibility of becoming a reality, is the Toyota PM concept car.
Originally introduced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota PM stands for ‘personal mobility.’ It looks to completely change how we drive, as it’s a vehicle for just one person geared more towards personalized travel than hauling people and cargo from place to place. Rather than making room for a family of people and groceries, the Toyota PM has just one seat and instead looks to encourage “meeting, linking and hanging out together” between multiple PMs. The PM is able to locate other nearby PMs and open communications between them. These PMs can then band together in a group, appointing one PM the leader and surrendering themselves to autopilot. The lead driver then handles steering and direction while the computers of the other PMs handle throttle and braking.
But that’s not the only incredible, futuristic feature of the Toyota PM. There are also hundreds of LED lights employed throughout the vehicle from door tips to antennas. These lights have the technology to change color according to the driver’s emotions or situations taking place within the vehicle. The Toyota PM is the automobile industry’s social media, and we can’t wait to see it in action.
You’re probably wondering what kind of power and handling could possibly be in this tiny little vehicle. And if you’ve looked at the picture, you’re probably asking yourself where is the engine? There is no engine. Instead, the Toyota PM makes use of a rear-mounted DC brushless electric motor for power. While there are no details about top speed or battery life, we are excited to see just how the vehicle works. Stay tuned to our blog for more details as they become available!