At the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Toyoda Gosei will unveil the second generation of its concept vehicle, Flesby II. It is distinguished by its appearance – the shape of the body, which can not be described. Because it is dynamic and changing, adapting to current tasks.
Flesby II is a continuation of the concept of the car, introduced in 2015. Then it all boiled down to the fact that if you can not avoid hitting a pedestrian, then let the car become “soft” and reduce injuries on impact. Now the changing shape of the body is also used for aesthetic purposes. For example, you drove out of the garage on the sedan, then pressed the button and rushed along the track already on the crossover, and to the office you drive on a limousine. Something like this – nothing was shown in detail, just described in a general way.
The outer coating of the machine, those same green panels, are made of elastic polymeric material, sensitive to the electromagnetic field. Under its influence, it expands or contracts – and the effect of changing the shape is created. Again, the demonstration of technology in action is all postponed and postponed. But it is known that from similar materials will make the interior of the car, which will “envelop” the passengers.
Perhaps, instead of the concept at the Tokyo Motor Show bring a full, working prototype? Who knows – the technology of polymeric structures with a variable shape was announced for the production of a wide range of products, there is no reason to pull the developers with its display. Moreover Toyoda Gosei is not a representative of the automotive industry, but just specializes in polymer and LED products.