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    Cars of the future,in which computers will take most of the hard work out of driving, were the stars at the 25th Tokyo International Motor Show, which opened on October 28.

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    GV EXTERIOR Car show building
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    2.
    CU Sign
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    GV PAN INTERIOR Showroom and stands
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    4.
    GV Nissan's Fair Lady Z
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    SV Revolving sign Nissan NX21
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV INTERIOR NX21
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    GV Honda Civic
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    GV Toyota prototype van with computerised map facility, man using computer in rear, SV ZOOM INTO CU computer screen in cab (3 shots)
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    SV PAN CQ1 car on turntable
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    GV TAC 3 with sales girl talking SV PAN INTERIOR car which computer on dashboard (2 shots)
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    SV Familia Turbo
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    SV Mazada MX02, INTERIOR of car, SCU girl opening door with combination lock, PULL BACK TO GV girl gets in car, steering wheel drops towards her, CU PAN front and back wheel moving as she turns steering wheel (5 shots)
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    SV EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR Toyota Soarer (3 shots)
    2.13

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    SV PULL BACK TO GV Sales girl gets out of Charade Turbo
    2.19

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    SV PULL BACK TO GV Sales girl by Jaguar XJS HE
    2.26

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    GV Lamborghini Jalpa 350
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    GV Porsche 928S
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    GV Pontiac
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    GV Ford Probe 4 on turntable
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    20.
    GV Corvette Stingray
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    Background: Cars of the future,in which computers will take most of the hard work out of driving, were the stars at the 25th Tokyo International Motor Show, which opened on October 28. More than 220 vehicles and parts manufacturers were exhibiting. The Japanese manufacturers stole the show with their prototype models which all featured computers to assist in navigation, warn of impending breakdowns, adjust speed, and protect against theft and the hazard of lost keys. The Nissan NX21 will automatically adjust the position of the driver's seat and the controls with the insertion of a magnetic card coded with the driver's preferences. Nissan have also replaced the conventional rear view mirror with a small camera and projector to give what they claim is a clearer picture of what is behind. Toyota have come up with a computerised map which can be programmed to give route details on a screen in the driver's cockpit. Toyota have also developed a system which recognises certain voice commands from the driver and can speak back to offer information on such things as speed or fuel reserves. The Mazda MX02 has a computer-operated command system which opens the door when the driver punches a personal code number into a small exterior keyboard. Inside the motorist performs a similar operation to start the ignition and adjust the seat to a pre-selected position. The car also has front and back wheel steering. All the Japanese cars feature sleek aerodynamic body styling to improve stability and fuel efficiency. Seventy-six foreign manufacturers are displaying their products and many luxury European sports cars can be seen at the exhibition which closes on November 8.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEE5IB1ASY3TWJ68BC9B0CZMIF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE5IB1ASY3TWJ68BC9B0CZMIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
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