Revealed last week the ME.WE is Toyota’s vision of the future. The car has four motors at each wheel, no crankshaft, no transmission, and no centrally located engine. With all of these radical changes can the concept even be considered a car or a new beast all its own? The concept reminds one of any standard Apple product simple, easy, intuitive, and sterile. It combines all major modes of transportation into one package. It is a truck, convertible, off-roader, and small city car all in one. The floors are even bamboo, which means one can wash the inside of the car as easy as the outside. With all these improvements and appeal to so many people it is easy to see how this concept is of great appeal to many consumers. However, I think it represents the beginning of the end of inspiring, pretty, and flawed cars. This new Toyota has a lot of appeal to a lot of people, which in my mind makes it uninspired, boring almost. It is as if Toyota has finally given up creativity and has let the mob design their new concept. Old cars were flawed and often downright unsafe, but they were made with this fact in mind and made up for it with speed and beauty. Those cars inspired little boys to put a poster of them on the wall. This new ME.WE does not share in that past and no one in their right mind would put a poster of it on their wall. But maybe this is the future the automobile industry is headed towards; easy, functional, connected, clean, but greatly uninspired and downright ugly cars.