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Transparent Car Japan

This technically isn't a *transparent car*, but rather one created by Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University, that utilizes video camouflage technology. The system uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to mirror what one would see on the outside the car onto the surfaces inside. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Truck Conversion Traveler

Photo credit: Tylerthompson21

Let's face it, not everyone who wants to travel the world can actually afford to do so, but Reddit user "tylerthompson21" had other ideas in mind. He began with a standard Toyota truck and decided to build a custom camper, complete with bed, storage space, as well as working power outlets. A few weeks later, after countless hours of work, he definitely had something worthy to show. Continue reading to see the build process.

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With each passing day, we are getting closer and closer to the launch of Toyota's Supra successor, the FT-1. The company has just unveiled a new version called "Toyota FT-1 Graphite, which adopts a graphite exterior paint scheme and an all-natural saddle grain leather interior, comparable to many modern sports cars, including the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 as well as the Porsche GT3. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of cop that restores faith in humanity.

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While it may look like a futuristic vehicle from the next TRON movie, it's just the Toyota FV2 (Fun Vehicle 2). The company claims the bike, while autonomous (self-driving), will be 'driving fun in the future' by reading your emotions and providing information on its augmented reality display. It features four wheels - one at the rear, two in the middle and one at the front - and at the top of the bike is a sliding panel that closes when the bike is not in use. After unlocking, the bike will slide the panel up, allowing you to sit in the middle and also provide an interactive display on the panel's interior. With this display, you can then give the bike a destination you wish to travel to. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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What you're looking at above just might be the long-awaited Supra successor, and it's called the Toyota FT-1. Auto Guide says that "this is an aggressive, track-focused sports car," complete with a front engine and rear-wheel drive, but more on the powertrain in a minute. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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All current automobile suspensions are reactive, which means when when a vehicle's wheel rolls over a bump or dip in the pavement, the change in wheel position causes the suspension to compress or extend in response. Bose's Active Suspension technology basically has a computer that tells a powerful actuator at each wheel exactly when, which way, how far, and how fast to move. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Young auto enthusiasts rejoice! The Toyota Camatte is an electric concept car unveiled at the June 2012 Tokyo Toy Show that's designed specifically for kids. The name 'Camatte' comes from the Japanese word 'kamau', meaning 'care'. Its outer panels are removable, allowing the user to customised the body work. Two sets of panels have been shown - the Camatte Sora has an aqua and white, rounded design with cycle guards over the front wheels and the Camatte Daichi has a sandy brown, angular design with integrated front wheel guards. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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At just 1653-pounds, the futuristic Toyota MW.WE boasts a tubular aluminum structure, recyclable polypropylene body panels, and a high-tech driver's seat with a digital screen for reading vehicle speed, battery charge, journey information and navigation instructions. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Introducing the Toyota i-ROAD, an electric-powered, three-wheeled vehicle that can seat up to two passengers. It's powered by two 2 kW (about 3 hp) motors that drive the front wheels, enabling a top speed of 28 mph, while a lithium-ion battery allows the driver to motor on for 30 miles and charge up on a standard power outlet in three hours. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Here's a first look at the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept, or in other words, a convertible version of the popular sports couple. It boasts a 2+2 layout, complete with two-tone leather trim and a iPod/iPhone mount. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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