In recent years, the Toyota Motor Corporation has constantly been vying with the Volkswagen Group for the title of the world’s largest automotive manufacturer. Toyota is now appearing for the first time at CeBIT in Hannover, which itself is the global number one information technology and communications trade fair. Japan is the partner country of CeBIT 2017 under the banner "Create A New World with Japan - Society 5.0, Another Perspective". As befits this ambitious headline, Toyota and the suppliers Aisin Seiki and DENSO are offering a tantalizing glimpse of the future in the Japanese Pavilion, where life is enriched and simplified with all sorts of digital technologies. The exhibits include a range of assistance and robotic technologies designed to improve people's mobility and flexibility in all aspects of life - both at home and at work. The three companies are also showcasing driver assistance systems that can not only help prevent accidents but also realize the dream of fully automated driving.
Another approach to intelligent mobility is also on show with the three-wheeled Toyota i Road. Despite measuring just 90 centimeters wide, there is space for two people on board! A fully electric drive ensures the i-Road causes zero emissions while out on the road. Another futuristic highlight is the ultra-compact city-hopper from the global fleet of "ha:mo" car sharing vehicles inspired by Toyota. The "ha:mo" concept itself, which stands for harmonious mobility, combines private and public transport with the aim of improving traffic flows in towns and cities and reducing air pollution long-term.