2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter


Good afternoon, everyone! I am so happy to welcome you to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
But before I begin to tell you about what we have at the show this year I'd like to acknowledge and welcome Tomoyama-san, Sr. Managing Officer, TMC. Thank you, Tomoyama-san for joining us today.

Now, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t share our 2016 sales results:
The industry ended with a best-ever December and best year with 17.5 M sales, exceeding 2015 and the 7th consecutive year of growth. Notably we've seen the car-truck mix move from 50/50 to 37/63 over the past three years, demonstrating the shift to SUVs and trucks is real.
Toyota Motor Sales sold 2.45M vehicles in 2016.The Toyota brand was the #1 retail brand for the 5th consecutive year and, for the 15th consecutive year, the Camry was the no. 1 selling vehicle in America.

Lexus had its 2nd best year in its 27-year history.
OK, let’s get to it. Toyota has an amazing floor display this year that we are really proud of. You’re going to get a first look at Entune 3.0, our next-generation telematics system. We’re also showing off Smart Device Link. It’s a platform for app developers to connect smartphones with vehicles. I encourage every one of you to stop by and have a look.

But today, we’re going to do something a bit different. We’re going to introduce you to a really special concept vehicle. And why is it so special? Because with all the talk about advances in automobile technology, it’s easy to lose sight of why we make cars in the first place. They’re for people. And at Toyota, we think the important question isn’t whether vehicles of the future will be equipped with automated or connected technologies. Of course they will. The important question is this: what will be the relationship between those vehicles and the people who use them?
Will it be cold? Robotic? Sterile? Tool-like? Technology on wheels and nothing more? Or will it be warm and friendly? Engaging? Immersive?

Because cars have always done more than just get us from point A to point B. They are our home on wheels. We connect with them. We build an emotional relationship. And thanks to our research into advanced artificial intelligence, we think that the future of the automobile is a vehicle that can connect with us right back.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the advanced artificial intelligence system we call “Yui.”

[TO YUI:] Say “hello”, Yui.
[TO YUI:] Very funny.
Yui learns from us, grows with us, and builds a relationship that is meaningful and emotional. What does that mean? Yui learns our preferences and our lifestyle; remembers where we like to go; pays attention to when we’re happy or sad.

And helps in ways that are big and small, anticipates our needs and improve our lives.

[TO YUI:] What did you expect, Yui? I’m on stage giving a speech to all these people.


[TO YUI:] Thanks, Yui. Much better.

[TO YUI:] But what are you still doing up there on the screen?
You’re supposed to be down there so I can let everyone see this amazing car!


Say hello to the Toyota Concept-I. First of all, this car is gorgeous. I want to recognize and congratulate CALTY Studio Chief Designer Ian Cartabiano, and Chief Engineer Makoto Okabe,
and their teams for the amazing work they’ve done to bring it to life.

But it’s more than just a pretty face. The CALTY team developed a concept called Kinetic Warmth. It’s a design philosophy that guided every element of Concept-I’s creation beginning with artificial intelligence.
It follows from our belief that the vehicle of the future shouldn’t start with technology it should start with the experience of the people who use it. And so we built the Concept-I from the inside out, focusing on making it immersive, warm, and energetic.
With assistance from the Toyota Innovation Hub in San Francisco, the interior of the vehicle is designed to help support that user experience. Lines flow from the center of the dashboard throughout the vehicle, and Yui can travel around them, using light, sound and even touch to communicate critical information.

There’s an amazing 3-D, head up display to help keep the driver’s eyes and attention on the road, but information also appears like magic on the dashboard, the walls, seats wherever you need it, when you need it.
Even the exterior of the vehicle is about building the relationship between the car and the world around it, communicating with others on the road while expressing motion, excitement, and even a little bit of magic.



    • Infurnes SEO
      Infurnes SEO

      whats name of music appears in 3:12 ?

      about 2 years ago
    • Sir Schnitzel
      Sir Schnitzel In reply to Infurnes SEO

      Infurnes SEO Omg you actually want to listen to that music? It’s earrape

      about 18 days ago
    • Andre Morgan
      Andre Morgan In reply to Infurnes SEO

      It good

      about 19 days ago
    • Talal Mirza
      Talal Mirza In reply to Infurnes SEO

      CAR TV k

      about 8 months ago
    • Talal Mirza
      Talal Mirza In reply to Infurnes SEO

      Infurnés SEO jHello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello how are you roll roll roll roll what’s your name Siri what’s your name Siri I want Siri Okie bubble bubble bubble blah blah boo-boo blah blah blah poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop poop in a billet love you love you love you love you love you love you love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you

      about 8 months ago
    • Liam Madey
      Liam Madey In reply to Infurnes SEO

      Infurnés SEOo

      about 10 months ago

      LAME 👎

      It has no cup holders. I'm very disappointed.

      about 4 hours ago
    • Assasin 338
      Assasin 338

      Is this car real

      about 4 hours ago
    • Guadalupe Robles
      Guadalupe Robles

      Looks like a prius

      about 18 hours ago
    • Z4is Real
      Z4is Real

      BMW the next 100 years copy

      about 1 day ago
    • Andy Reed
      Andy Reed

      The interior is disgusting.

      about 1 day ago
    • N F
      N F

      Marty where we’re going we don’t need roads

      about 2 days ago
    • Anki Minami
      Anki Minami

      Damn awesome i say 😍😍🤤🤤

      about 2 days ago
    • Eman King
      Eman King

      Future taxi

      about 2 days ago
    • Daniel KM
      Daniel KM


      about 3 days ago
    • MrSmallHand

      Looks like car for people with 0 iq. 3 doors to not let get out one person and be smashed by some car. Turning lights with explanation xd

      about 4 days ago
    • Hashir Asad
      Hashir Asad

      I guess this is the car that always appear in my Instagram ads.

      about 4 days ago
    • Alishah Shah
      Alishah Shah

      dang wonder how the futures gonna look like?

      about 5 days ago
    • Reese M
      Reese M

      All good until you hit a massive pot hole

      about 7 days ago
    • Nicholas lazaroo
      Nicholas lazaroo

      Worst car i have ever seen

      about 7 days ago
    • Ap0c

      Loöks nice and futuristic.

      about 7 days ago
    • Dheerajkumar Sharma
      Dheerajkumar Sharma

      How does it costs to buy this car

      about 9 days ago
    • Jake Nelson
      Jake Nelson

      There’s no way this is real dude

      about 9 days ago
    • parental advisory explict content
      parental advisory explict content In reply to Jake Nelson

      I saw it in a toyota ad so i think it real

      about 9 days ago
    • singgih ardianto
      singgih ardianto

      Its real or not?

      about 9 days ago
    • Josh Butler
      Josh Butler

      Just farting in that thing would ruin the interior

      about 10 days ago
    • Josh Butler
      Josh Butler

      How am I supposed to road rage? Like, “As soon as this door lifts all the way up I’m coming to wreck you!” ....*door lifting slowly - dzzzzzzzzzzz*

      about 10 days ago
    • Tatiana C
      Tatiana C


      about 10 days ago
    • Ngô Fuego
      Ngô Fuego

      Imagine your car getting hacked... or having an EMP thrown at it

      about 10 days ago
    • OmegaStrike/OmegaStudios

      It looks very neat, It’s hard to believe Toyota would make cars like these.

      about 11 days ago
    • johnathan jerry
      johnathan jerry

      I like the front wheels and doors

      about 11 days ago
    • Darris McKnight
      Darris McKnight

      Bumblebee has seriously upgraded

      about 13 days ago
    • Daniel Sa Rocky
      Daniel Sa Rocky

      Is this car real

      about 13 days ago
    • Try Hard Gaming
      Try Hard Gaming

      I need a lift uuh can i get a uber lift from that where my location i need to go is mcdonalds, taco bell, wendys, carls jr, and back home

      about 13 days ago
    • DarkLight

      Looks like a cracked egg. Something that a lot of concepts I've seen have in similar

      about 13 days ago
    • Jacq CHL
      Jacq CHL

      I thought the back wheels are the speakers...

      about 14 days ago