The new Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept will make its world debut later this month at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show.
Mitsubishi says the new Concept takes the brand’s EV know-how and all-wheel drive SUV expertise to a new level with the addition of Artificial Intelligence (AI), combining these elements seamlessly to deliver safe and enjoyable performance.
Using high-torque and high-performance electric motors, supplied by a high-capacity battery system, it delivers the smooth and responsive performance that distinguishes EVs from conventional petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles.
The triple motor 4WD system employs a single motor to drive the front wheels and a new Dual Motor AYC (Active Yaw Control) system to couple two rear motors through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring AYC unit to deliver 'crisp and nimble handling that faithfully mirrors driver intent', says Mitsubishi.
The brain of the Concept is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that augments the driver’s capabilities. An array of sensors allows the AI system to instantly read changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Coordinating driver intent with vehicle performance, the system is designed to support drivers of all abilities by making it easier and safer to control the vehicle.
A special coaching function allows the AI system to transfer knowledge to drivers and enhance their expertise. After building a picture of a driver’s skill level, the system constructs a training program that offers advice through voice dialogue and a large dashboard display. As a result, drivers of all abilities can experience a vehicle that behaves the way they want it to, says Mitsubishi, and soon find themselves enjoying the driving experience to an even greater degree.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, the e-Evolution Concept will be one of 12 Mitsubishi models on display, alongside innovative technical exhibits: the AI Personal Assistant and Smart Speaker Demonstration.