The Toyota FT-AC is Like Social Media on Wheels

December 1, 2017

It has been said that sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination. In fact, there are folks who enjoy the trip more than the actual end point. It is for these people that Toyota designed its newest concept, the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC).

Debuting at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the adventurous design study is said to be for people who want to “dial up the adventure”. While it may look like the usual go-anywhere off-roader with all the requisite tow hooks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires mounted on 20-inch rims, one has to look deeper to grasp what this concept is all about.

It packs cool features like front foglights that can be removed, mounted on a mountain bike, or used as a flashlight. Then there is roof rack that has LED lights. The latter feature is sueful when taking photos as it can act as a flash, apart from lighting up the terrain while trail riding. And the rear-mounted bike rack can be stowed neatly from view when not in use.

With Facebook and Instagram being all the rage these days, the FT-AC is pretty much like social media on wheels. The integrated side mirror cameras and detachable infrared cmaeras allow you to snap photos and record video while on the move. And you can even take those cameras along while biking or hiking.

The said photos, as Toyota notes, will instantly be uploaded to the cloud where they can be edited or printed. And yes, you can do Facebook Live or the like with the livestreaming feature.

At the moment, the Toyota FT-AC is merely a cool concept. But who knows? It might just hit production if there’s a strong enough clamor ffrom the social media generation.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.