Melbourne: Engineers at Toyota have developed a new smart concept car that monitors your face to help predict what you'll want to do next.
The 'insect' car developed by the Japanese automobile company has motion sensors, voice recognition and behaviour prediction technology to monitor the driver's face and activate in-cabin features, foglights.
It possesses a destination setting in the smartphone satellite navigation, that interprets the information, 'Carsguide.Com.Au' reported.
The concept car also talks to the drivers they recognise as they approach the car, flashing its lights and typing "hello" and other responses on its instrument panel monitor, and opening the door at a wave of the hand.
The car is linked to a "virtual agent" by a cloud connection at Toyota, which changes the settings remotely, and also connects to the driver's home, allowing them to reset the car's locks and air conditioning before they head out the door.
The company unveiled the Smart Insect - an acronym for Information Network Social Electric City Transporter - at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) which began on Tuesday near Tokyo.
First Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 17:32