Open to the public November 21-30, 2014 Press & Trade Days November 18-20

Los Angeles Convention Center

CALTY Design Research/Toyota Design Network

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Country:
USA

Design Team:
Alex Shen
Mike Kim

Vehicle Title:
e-grus

Summary:
Designed as the ultimate electric hyper-commuter vehicle, the Toyota “e-grus” specializes in long distance travel and minimal footprint city driving. Inspired by the resilient crane, e-grus can be driven autonomously, positioned at a full extension aero profile for efficiency and high speed stability much like a crane in flight. The dual mode shifts through an active metal surface that sends electric currents for a pliable skin that hardens once positioned vertically or horizontally.