toyota camatte kid's car at tokyo toy show toyota camatte kid's car at tokyo toy show
jun 16, 2012

toyota camatte kid's car at tokyo toy show

the toyota ‘camatte sora’ car for children

at the tokyo toy show, toyota motor corporation has presented ‘camatte’, a driveable model car for children and families.

each measuring about 2.7-meters long and 1.2-meters high, the 3-seater vehicles are designed to be customizable, with removable body panels in different colours and exchangeable lights, tires, and rear seats. the steering and braking of the car can be assisted by an adult positioned in the rear right of the car, which features adjustable pedals and seats.

‘a simple body structure has been adopted to spur interest in cars within families,‘ toyota explains, ‘by providing an opportunity for parents and children to directly handle vehicle components while developing an understanding of the structure and workings of motor vehicles.‘

there are not yet any production plans for the ‘camatte’, whose name comes from the japanese word for ‘care’.

view with car open for entry

the off-roader-style ‘camatte daichi’

front view, toyota ‘camatte daichi’

the construction of the ‘cammate’ prototype model

via gizmag

  • I like, very simple and functional! I LIKE!

    fabio duarte design studio says:
  • Yes, fine design. HOWEVER: When will this insanity ever stop?

    Looks like it’s energy-powered to me…. So, the future is 7 Billion people ALL driving???

    Big Oil and the Auto Industry will seek PROFIT until Earth is an uninhabitable oven 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Dr. Floyd says:

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