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Crazy Concepts From the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Sometimes things really do get lost in translation.

Suzuki Q-Concept

Suzuki Q-Concept

Part car, part motorcycle and all circles, the Q-Concept is a tandem two-seat electric vehicle that's perfect for trips of less than 6 miles, according to Suzuki. You can even replace the single rear seat with a pair of child seats and turn it into the world's coolest baby stroller.

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Toyota Boshoku Co. T-Brain

Toyota Boshoku T-Brain

Toyota Boshuku is a subsidiary of Toyota that specializes in automobile interiors. Apparently pinstripes will be in around 2020.

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Daihatsu FC SHO CASE

Daihatsu FC SHO CASE

Although it looks like a rolling digital billboard, which it sort of is, the FC SHO CASE features an innovative liquid fuel cell powerplant that uses no precious metals, potentially driving down the cost of this zero emissions technology.

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Daihatsu Pico

Daihatsu Pico

Less of a rolling billboard, and more of a hazard sign on wheels, the doorless, 880 pound two-seat Pico electric commuter can display information on its exterior to tell pedestrians and other vehicles exactly which way its going and how fast. With just a bar for side impact protect, avoiding contact with anything seems like a good idea.

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Nissan PIVO3

Nissan PIVO3

The PIVO3 concept comes with its own valet (not the guy standing next to it, that's Nissan CEO Carlos Gohsn.) The electric car features a system called Automated Valet Parking which would allow a driver to get out of the car and let it seek out a vacant spot on its own, preferably one with an inductive charging pad to refill its batteries.

And it shouldn't have too much trouble finding one. The three-seat vehicle is less than 10 feet long and has four-wheel steering, allowing it to drive practically sideways and make a U-turn in the tightest spaces.

Click here for a look at Toyota's Smartphone on Wheels

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Crazy Concepts From the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Sometimes things really do get lost in translation.

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