The Tokyo Motor Show opened to the public at Tokyo Big Sight on Oct. 28, showcasing the latest vehicles and technologies as well as those of the future.

In the 45th biennial event through Nov. 5, electric vehicles and vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence technologies are under spotlight.

A total of 153 companies and organizations from 10 countries are exhibiting their products and services.

More than 70 new vehicles are being launched at the event this year.

Toyoda Gosei Co. displayed its Flesby II future concept model, with a soft exterior for lessening the impact of a possible collision.

The interior of the vehicle has a soft lining which glows to create a "soothing space," according to the company.

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled its new Fine-Comfort Ride fuel cell concept car that it says has a 50 percent greater range than the Mirai, the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle it put on sale in December 2014.

Toyota Boshoku Corp. is showing its MOOX future concept model that operates completely autonomously.

The company's VODY future concept model features seats that mold to an occupant's body shape.

Nissan Motor Co., a leading EV maker, unveiled its Leaf Nismo Concept car. Nissan's Leaf is currently the best-selling electric car in the world.

The event has been overshadowed by a scandal over improper inspections by the automaker, which has filed for massive domestic recalls.

Subaru similarly admitted that uncertified staff had conducted product inspections for decades.

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