Dwango and Honda are teaming up for a smart car collaboration entitled "Let's Drive with Miku!" which combines the talents of manga authors, musicians, cosplayers, and more to promote a unique marriage of smart phone, automobile, and Vocaloid virtual idol.
The prototype for the project will be displayed at the TOKYO AUTO SALON 2019 event, which runs from January 11 - 13, 2019, at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba. The presentation features original illustrations and car-wrapping artwork by To Love Ru author Kentaro Yabuki, cosplay by Enako, music by Dixie Flatline, and a music video by MakinoSena.
The "Let's Drive with Miku!" project includes a customized Honda S660 automobile with integrated support for osoba, a smart phone application for iOS that allows voice-interaction with fictional characters. With osoba, the Miku-mobile will comment on subjects such as mileage and fuel levels as well as providing maintenance reminders for oil changes, tire rotations, and so on.
Official "Let's Drive with Miku!" collaboration website
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