Pivo is powered by advanced and compact lithium ion batteries, though the real story is its bulbous shaped passenger compartment perched atop a flat platform surrounded by four small wheels.
It looks a bit like something out of a Disney movie, though the odd shape enables the cabin to rotate 360 degrees- negating the need for a reverse gear. The wheels, additionally, can rotate 90 degrees, allowing Pivo 2 to drive forwards and sideways. If nothing else, Pivo 2 would virtually eliminate parking-lot mishaps for good.
Would-be Pivo 2 owners may find their friends reluctant to accompany them on a road trip, though an on-board robotic agent is designed to relax the driver and keep them company, while operating navigation and vehicle controls through voice command. Conversations are possible in English and Japanese.
Pivo 2 will be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show from October 27th.