KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Wednesday, October 25 to Sunday, November 5.
Toyoda Gosei is a specialist in the fields of rubber, plastics and LEDs, and the Toyoda Gosei booth will feature a range of automotive products under the theme “Technology for Goodness—Creating Safe, Environmentally-Friendly and Comfortable Vehicles.” To show the company’s vision of the future, this year it will also introduce several concepts for the age of autonomous driving and electric vehicles.
1. Main exhibits
1-1. Next-generation concepts (concepts for the age of autonomous driving and electric vehicles around 2020)
(1) Next-generation cockpit module
These modules create relaxing interior spaces in which more of the driving is left to the vehicle. In addition to an instrument panel and console box that function as a human-machine interface (HMI), a next-generation steering wheel is able to sense the driver’s condition with cameras and sensors.
(2) Next-generation front module
Grille modules comprising the radiator grille and other exterior components are equipped with cameras and millimeter wave radar for autonomous driving systems. “Exterior communication lamps” will also serve an HMI function to inform people around of the vehicle’s conditions and intentions. A plastic body is used to reduce the weight compared with metal.
1-2. Future concepts (design concept model imagining ultra-compact vehicles of around the year 2030)
(1) Flesby II (exterior concept)
In the event of contact with a pedestrian, the soft body serves a safety function in absorbing the impact. It also serves in communicating with surrounding drivers and pedestrians though LED lights. The use of e-Rubber, a next-generation rubber that moves with electric power, is envisioned to change the shape of the body.
(2) Flesby II (interior concept)
Sit in this concept model to experience for yourself the softly-textured material that envelops vehicle occupants, the soothing space created with LED lighting, and the communication function between the vehicle and its occupants.
1-3. Wire frame demonstration car for safety and environmental friendliness
Toyoda Gosei manufactures products that contribute to improved safety performance, such as airbags and millimeter wave radar compatible emblems, and products that contribute to improved environmental performance, such as plastic fuel filler pipes, lightweight weatherstrips and automotive LED products. This demonstration car makes it easy to understand the location and features of each of these products.
2. Press briefing
Toyoda Gosei President Naoki Miyazaki will give a press briefing at the following time and place. Everyone is welcome.
|Time||12:00–12:15, Thursday, October 26, 2017|
|Place||Tokyo Big Sight Toyoda Gosei Booth (East Hall 5 E5101)|
|Presenter||President Naoki Miyazaki|
About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.