The Tokyo Motor Show has been the home of the most avant-garde concept cars for decades. Engineers and designers let their imaginations loose on cars that are never intended to hit showrooms, let alone a paved road instead of a carpeted display stand. Nothing is safe from extreme redesign, from steering mechanisms inspired by joysticks to bubbly rounded corners and airbags on the outside.
Now self-driving, autonomous cars are on the near horizon for regular folks, which means the concept cars at the 44th annual Tokyo Motor Show can get even weirder — and cooler. If you don't have to keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel because the car will do it for you, why have a windshield or wheel at all? Check out these self-driving concepts from this year's show for a glimpse into our non-driving future.