Toyota DARV 1.5 previewed at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado

July 29, 2014

Toyota DARV 1.5 previewed recently at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado which was reveled last year in Los Angeles motor show.

The concept of Toyota DARV 1.5

To keep driver focus on road without getting distraction of on board information systems, Toyota is working with Microsoft and Infosys as partner in Toyota DARV 1.5 model for Driver Awareness Research Vehicle(DARV) concept.

As like Siri and Android’s Voice Assistant, DARV will have some new technology to recognize what we thing and automatically presenting an information menu on its side window as you approach. Touch and swipe the glass and you are up to speed on your route, your personal schedule, weather conditions and where to stop for more fuel en route, even before you’ve sat behind the wheel. This means that once on your way, there are fewer issues needing your attention other than the road ahead and traffic conditions around you.

The full functioning Toyota DARV 1.5 provides a working platform for studying the dynamics of driver distraction. DARV 1.5 features with Microsoft’s surface tablet and Kinect motion sensing technologies and custom designed Infosys biometric software to help everyone on board and work together for safe driving. DARV 1.5 measure driver behavior and produce “score” on safe driving choices.

As recently revealed about Toyota Fuel Cell Sadan, Osamu Nagata the President and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, said: “Our society is on the cusp of a revolution in personal mobility. Slowly but surely, new technologies are changing how we think about automobiles and transportation, from intelligent automated systems that team up with drivers to improve safety, to zero-emissions vehicles that emit nothing but water vapour.

These technologies will help save lives, improve the environment, create jobs and help us maintain technical leadership in a field that is an important contributor to economic growth.”