With the passing of design legend and visual futurist Syd Mead, AutoDesignO is honoring him by sharing his interview from the summer 2010. Enjoy Syd's creative take on visual futurism, design, and engineering.
Toyota has revealed the second-generation Mirai, rebooted as a premium sedan with cutting-edge design, technology and driving performance. The 2020 Mirai and will deliver a significant evolution of Toyota’s hydrogen FCEV powertrain technology.
Toyota will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai. The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply. “At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen,” said Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. But, is this really the whole story? It doesn't take much to make us wonder, and that's before we even discuss the design of the Mirai!