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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Toyota RIN - Concept Car


The Toyota RiN is yet another new concept car from Toyota. The RiN is mood sensing, using such tricks as making the door harder to close if it feels a slam coming on, no kidding. Additionally the concept uses biometric sensors in the steering wheel to sense a user’s mood, and seats that ensure perfect posture.

The green glass in the RiN is meant to filter out the infrared and the ultraviolet light. The way it has been designed may look bulky but inside, it’s spacious and somehow so much brighter. There are glass panels at the floor level too, heightening the open space and close to nature feel.

The RiN focuses on "increased comfort" and "serene, healthy living". Through their relationship to the vehicle, drivers are encouraged to reevaluate themselves and, furthermore, to turn their attention to society and nature, producing a healthy rhythm for both mind and body.



Promotes a healthier well-being thanks to features such as seats that help maintain good back posture and image displays aligned with the driver's psychological state that are conveyed within the meter cluster of the "mood-training" steering control.

In addition to featuring comfortable, heated seats, an oxygen-level conditioner and pinpoint humidifier, uses green glass that reduces infiltration of ultraviolet and infrared light and makes the surroundings seem brighter and clearer to increase cabin comfort.

Creates a feeling of harmony with the surrounding environment by using sliding doors with a low window that lets you view nature at ground level, as well as headlights with light distribution control that take into consideration pedestrians and vehicles coming in the opposite direction.

Uses the motif of the deep-rooted and tall-growing Yakusugi tree (a variety of Japanese cypress) for its exterior and interior design to express both "harmony with nature" and "healthy mind and body".

Contrasts deep green with beige in its interior color scheme to richen the complexions of those onboard and evoke a healthy mental and physical feeling.

6 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Too cool. Wild interior.

JJ :D

M. Apip said...

unique.....car..
Keep posting
http://mydreamvillage.blogspot.com/

Yoko said...

Thanks and I will continue posting.

MerDuriaN said...

very modern car... nice

Yoko said...

yup, a concept car by Toyota. Really nice.

Leisa said...

So it's basically a yoga car! Great concept from Toyota - I hope this concept achieves realization while I'm still alive! Hahaha.

But I hope, next time, they'll consider adding more 'technical' details such as the engine's horsepower or technicality about car repair. \

Indianapolis
has independent concept car designers who made similar designs, but I have to admit, Toyota gave thought about this concept pretty well. I like the idea of a mood car!

I wonder how this concept would price in local car dealerships. Indianapolis's current car pricing is still okay amidst the recession but I hope it stays the same in the future when this car is finally released... Maybe 2030?