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To Brian Wheway,

It is a four wheeled car, and not a 3 wheedled car.

https://www.autotimesnews.com/kyocera-moeye-retro-design-and-futuristic-technology/

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what the so called designer has not taken into consideration is that garages have lifts to lift cars into the air for easy servicing, but they cant handle 3 wheedled cars as their is no support for the centre rear wheel!! hahaha, as for the Como teck, please make it disappear for good! it hurts my eyes

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If this ever come to fruition, and I was totally wrecked from booze one night, and this was a new taxi, I would still stagger home! there is no way I would be seen dead or alive in it!

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@TrevorPeace... obvious you’ve never seen a Tesla.

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Who needs 8 cameras when you only got 2 eyes!?

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Imagine driving up your in laws driveway with this.

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Should have named it Goooooofy.

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Nice Bike, LOL

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I dont get it. Is this about a heads-up display? If so, why doesnt the caption say? Why eight cameras in the front since the driver can simply look out the windshield to see what's there?

Sigh. I agree. My little boy always asks why I use the big side mounted mirrors when backing our van up instead of the camera. I learned to back and parallel park using mirror, then drove big buses and tractor trailers to pay for college. Never had a camera to back up a bus or a trailer. Did it with the mirrors. The camera seems unnatural and I am less sure of where I am using the camera than when using the mirrors. The kid doesn't understand this, thinks tech relieves you of the need for basic driving skills.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I reckon it looks boss. Classic old look with new high tech.

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It seemed that this Kyocera concept car was not warmly welcomed by most of the audience in this forum. I am no exception. The design aesthetic of this retro-styled car could potentially overstimulate our nervous system.

Nonetheless, when comparing with the ugly-like-sin one off car called Aurora designed by an enthusiastic New York priest in 1957 (see https://www.gatsbyonline.com/automobile/aurora-1957-la-voiture-la-plus-laide-du-monde-353821/), I believe you would agree that this Kyocera concept car is still attractive and conservative.

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Seriously ugly car. Yes I get that the electronics are the “concept”, but if that is the case why show just the ugly exterior. Any marketer knows appearance sells and if you want to sell the concept the packaging matters.

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sorry its ugly....

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kohakuebisuToday  01:43 pm JST

Thanks Hillclimber, that's what the story should have said. The appearance of the car is (very) secondary to what they are trying to do.

Quite so, some people don't understand the meaning of concept.

fwiw, I have just fitted a dash cam/rear cam combo with a rear view mirror screen. The rear view is a vast improvement on the rear view mirror, which like most vans shows very little. The set cost about 12000 yen with the clip on mirror screen, both cameras (front 2k, rear full HD) and a SD card fitted. It puts out GoPro level footage where number plates are clearly readable. Highly recommended.

If you don't mind, from which maker?

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Japanese design, eh? Let's just hope they didn't couple it with Italian engineering...

Like the Alfa Romeo Arna ; )

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Thanks Hillclimber, that's what the story should have said. The appearance of the car is (very) secondary to what they are trying to do. A photo and explanation of the dash would make much more sense.

fwiw, I have just fitted a dash cam/rear cam combo with a rear view mirror screen. The rear view is a vast improvement on the rear view mirror, which like most vans shows very little. The set cost about 12000 yen with the clip on mirror screen, both cameras (front 2k, rear full HD) and a SD card fitted. It puts out GoPro level footage where number plates are clearly readable. Highly recommended.

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For anyone bashing the exterior design: This is an INTERIOR technology concept from Kyocera, an electronics manufacturer. The exterior could've been anything at all, it's not the focus of the vehicle and merely a design choice based on a classic car.

nandakandamandaToday  11:01 am JST

For a second I thought it must be another Mitsuoka iteration. Yuck. Does the air intake indicate an ICE power plant, I wonder?

Believe it or not, EVs and Hydrogen EVs need cooling ducts too. Th Moeye is an EV.

But to answer your question: The 'air intake' you refer to houses cameras and sensors for the dashboard touch display.

JeffLeeToday  11:13 am JST

I dont get it. Is this about a heads-up display? If so, why doesnt the caption say? Why eight cameras in the front since the driver can simply look out the windshield to see what's there?

The cameras' view is projected onto the dashboard, eliminating the dashboard and giving a much wider/deeper field of view:

https://car.watch.impress.co.jp/img/car/docs/1279/774/004_o.jpg

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It looks like a car with a snout; more so if it were pink.

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Japanese design, eh? Let's just hope they didn't couple it with Italian engineering...

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I dont get it. Is this about a heads-up display? If so, why doesnt the caption say? Why eight cameras in the front since the driver can simply look out the windshield to see what's there?

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For a second I thought it must be another Mitsuoka iteration. Yuck. Does the air intake indicate an ICE power plant, I wonder?

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The body reminds me of Volkswagen's old  Karmann Ghia (1955-74)...

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Hideous.

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Is the strategically placed scoop for vacuuming up pedestrians and small animals?

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Nice mag wheels , the shape looks like something Goofy would drive !

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Looks like a 3D model from a 90s PC game.

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I think the professor needs a bigger role in the design: it could use a little more optical camouflage.

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I would say the ugliest in the history of automobiles . . .

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One of the ugliest vehicles I've seen in decades.

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