These days nearly all automakers are busy developing cars loaded with new and modern features in order to stay ahead of their competitors. Japanese carmaker Toyota is also incorporating new technologies in its cars and the latest car launched by the company at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, named NS4 concept, is loaded with several new and improved research and development advancements. It is expected that the company would include these features in its future cars as well.
The NS4 looks a little similar to the Toyota Prius, but it has got a more futuristic look and is longer than Prius. The rounded corners and soft flowing lines together with a well-crafted nose over the trapezoidal grill give a very attractive look to this luxury sedan.
The NS4 is loaded with several new and useful technologies including pre-collision wave radar, which alerts the driver of the collision. This unique technology also allows the vehicle to move away from danger. The headlights used in this concept car are adjustable and they adapt to the conditions, for example, to avoid glaring into the eyes of the drivers coming from other side. The NS4 concept uses a camera system in place of the mirrors. This camera gives a full view around the vehicle to the driver.
The plug-in hybrid system used in the NS4 Concept is similar to the one Toyota is using in its current Prius PHEV. This car features smartphone-like interface, which allows the driver to control and monitor several systems including battery charge and the air conditioning. Toyota is yet to reveal the fuel efficiency of the NS4 Concept, but it is expected that this car will deliver at least 100 mpg average.
The pop-up hood structure raises the hood’s rear automatically to increase the space under it. This reduces the head injuries caused to the person when a vehicle collides with the front of the vehicle. Toyota has introduced this change after testing and verifying crash-test dummies and its highly advanced Total Human Model for Safety model.
The front triangle, windshield, rear windows and the door of this car feature new glass technologies in order to increase the fuel efficiency in electric mode and driver’s visibility. The hydrophobic coating over the glass improves visibility in rainy weather.
Toyota has also used the anti-solar film in this car. This film featuring radio-wave transparency reduces the internal temperature and helps the electronic devices to function properly.
Jim Lentz, TMS president and chief operating officer, says:
In this digital age, cars are becoming another spoke in the wheel of our electronic connectivity," said. "NS4 demonstrates Toyota's take on the human connection to the car with technology that considers both emotional and rational relationships, person-to-car and car-to-society.Via: Autoguide