Friday 29th October 1971
The 18th Tokyo Motor Show opened to the public. The number of luxurious coupes increased compared with previous shows, and there was a drastic increase in model variations reflecting the “age of variety.” Most of the nine passenger carmakers offered a wide range of models. Differentiation was emphasised by symbols such as GT, GE, GF, GL, GS, GX, GSL, and GTO. JMIF organized a public demonstration of “CVS model,” a computer-controlled urban traffic system for the 1970s, comprising of monorails built over roads in the city, like a grid on which some tens of thousands of unmanned cars run automatically. Exhibited at the show were: 294 passenger cars, 219 motorcycles, 242 commercial vehicles.