60°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 815d ago | news

Toyota shows Kinect-controlled Smart Insect concept car

EDGE - Toyota has shown off a new concept car which includes onboard Kinect sensors at the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) trade show in Japan.

The compact concept is called Smart Insect, is fully electric and includes gull-wing doors that utterly fail to syphon any of the Mercedes 300SL’s legendary cool. The most curious additions, however, are the two Kinect sensors built into the roof of the car – one facing forward, one facing backwards. (Kinect, Tech, Xbox 360)

Relientk77  +   815d ago
Interesting looking car, though I'd never buy one, for safety reasons. You won't survive a car accident in that
DivineAssault  +   815d ago
wow, all these companies are making better use out of kinect than MS is w their games.
Shadonic  +   815d ago
so true not just companies but basically anyone not in a big company have made great things with kinect but MS hasent really tried to gain from that besides the acknowledgment of the hacks.
Burning_Finger  +   815d ago
Now calibrating.....1000X.......*S LAM*
#3 (Edited 815d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
josephayal  +   815d ago
This is what i call innovation
BattleAxe  +   815d ago
Well, if Toyota uses Kinect on real cars, then there are going to be a massive amount of accidents. I'd rather control my car with the Playstation Move.
#5 (Edited 815d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
Shadonic  +   815d ago
honestly that would be just as bad slight movements compared to a set object ( the wheel) we dont need motion controls in our car except say for a pop out hologram where motions are used for changeing stations or activating certain things idk. Besides there only using kinect for driver detection and predicting the actions of the drivers the wheel is still there.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

The new Kadenz fermata//Akkord:fortissimo patch supports the PS Vita TV

10m ago - MAGES & 5pb released a new patch for the new Kadenz fermata//Akkord:fortissimo ADV PS Vita game.... | PS Vita
30°

Escape Dead Island Review I GoodGameHR

58m ago - Some spin-offs should never be published and Escape Dead Island is the right example of such one. | PC
30°

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Review I GoodGameHR

59m ago - This year we've had an opportunity to play to big AC games - due to its technical issues AC Unity... | Xbox 360
40°

Sonic Runners Confirmed For Mobile Release

1h ago - After rumours last month of a new Sonic Team-developed game by the name of Sonic Runners being re... | iPhone
Ad

Are you bored?

Now - Watch 10 seconds videos about games and game culture at COUB Gaming... | Promoted post
30°

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (DarkZero)

1h ago - Dominic Sheard: "It might have been close to a 10 month wait, but thankfully Konami Productions s... | PC