Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tokyo Motor Show-Mitsubishi Electric Introduces EMIRAI 2 EV Concept Car [VIDEO]

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 20, 2013--
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it has developed a new concept car, the EMIRAI 2, featuring an electric vehicle (EV) powertrain and driving-assistance system for safe, comfortable, eco-friendly driving experiences in the future. Two versions of the EMIRAI 2 will be exhibited during the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex in Tokyo, Japan from November 23 to December 1

On tap for the EMIRAI 2 are traction and acceleration control features as well as a "driving-assistance" system with image sensing capabilities. Those updates compliment things such as the biometrics system that was said to have included a feature that offered an automatic seat adjustment based on the driver's heart rate and facial temperature as well as a "W"-shaped steering wheel (cool-looking, yes, but we're trying to figure out the practical value). Mitsubishi broke out the first version of the EMIRAI (pictured) at the Tokyo Show in late 2011 and we've got a video of it below.