From a blank canvas to an empty box. The Noriori shows how even the smallest of cars can offer huge accessibility. Thanks to full-length, full-height sliding doors and even a ramp, this brilliantly packaged concept can accommodate everything from furniture to a wheelchair.
This could well be the world's smallest fully functioning food truck and it's one conceived to meet all of Japan's strictest kei car rules in terms of size, propulsion and emissions yet still serve a business. Newspress
An autonomous box for navigating megacities, the Wander Stand allows two adults to travel side-by-side and to control the direction of travel via voice commands. At just 1.85m tall it might be a bit too cramped to stand but at just 1.2m across it's almost half the width of a typical car. Newspress
This blank canvas' concept car has already received a lot of coverage but rightly so. The Nissan Teatro for Dayz is an attempt to understand just how different the concept of the motorcar will be when today's children have become tomorrow's drivers. Therefore it's a study in personalization, sharing, connectivity and, crucially a rejection of the design and styling tropes that currently frame and define a car and its purpose. Newspress
With a vibe that evokes memories of the classic VW campervan, this Suzuki concept is about offering premium luxury and accessibility to families with lots of children that happen to live in a city that's always congested and overcrowded. Its three rows of seats can be rearranged into a u-shaped sofa when parked up and of course multimedia entertainment is on tap. Newspress
A fuel-cell car for a time when the world has moved firmly into the hydrogen age, the FCV can conceivably draw fuel from the atmosphere, and when not being driven, can be connected to the power grid to put electricity back into the community for others to use. Newspress
It may look like a Transformer caught in a state of semi-undress, but it's an exploration of the relationship between human and machine and the emotional connection that people develop with the engineering and manufacturing that comes together to create a car. The Toyota Kikai puts these inner workings on the outside so that they can be seen and admired. Newspress