Mitsubishi might reveal a new autonomous electric vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show next week.
Not even the name is known yet, but some believe it will be called the Emirai 3, not to be confused with the Toyota Mirai (“mirai” is the Japanese word for “future”). The name would make sense, following on the heels of the Emirai and Emirai 2 concepts that were shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
It should be noted, however, that these concepts are not the creations of Mitsubishi Motors, the automotive division, but Mitsubihi Electric, which has its hands in semiconductors, IT systems and factory automation technologies.
According to Technologic Vehicles, the Emirai 3 is all-electric and an all-wheel-drive roadster. Power is generated by multiple electric motors at each wheel, for a total of 168 horsepower.
Its self-driving features come by way of a bank of radar sensors and an artificial intelligence algorithm to predict the movement of other cars. The interface includes a 3D heads up display, and it even uses “cloud data also to monitor the physical condition of the driver such as fatigue.” We’re not really sure what that means yet; perhaps it knows via the Facebook photos you posted that you’ve been up for 24 hours partying.
The Tokyo Motor Show opens October 28.