A dent on your car can be a heart-breaking sight, especially if you're one of the "I-love-my-car-so-much-I'll-give-it-a-cute-name" kind of a person. Understanding this emotion, a car manufacturer has come up with a concept car that will never get a dent. The concept called 'Flesby' showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show this year was unveiled by a company called Toyoda Gosei. A dent on the car can mean a hole in the heart for some, hence the Flesby has airbags all around its exterior, including the hood which would protect it from any collision.
"We put airbags, which are mainly employed inside the car, on its exterior, such as its hood or fender, to protect the entire body," Takashi Ishikawa, managing officer of Toyoda Gosei, said.
The vehicle, so far in its prototype stage, is only a single seater, i.e for the driver and runs completely only on electric power. The pedestrians can also be safe as this rubber would absorb all the energy in the collision leaving anyone unharmed. Flesby is expected to be commercially by 2030.
At this year's Tokyo Motor Show, electric and self-driving technology was the focus for several car manufacturers, some of which also came up with wild new designs and concepts. The world’s largest automakers are looking at alternatives to the internal combustion engine.
There were also some out-of-the-box motorcycles that were unveiled, out of which the Yamaha Niken was a highlight. Read all about it here: Yamaha Niken
This was quite a surprise from Yamaha this year and the Japan's is perhaps revelling in the glory of its mechanical finesse. Other brands such as Kawasaki too revealed new models this year.