The aim, underscored by the prospective launch of gas-hybrid plug-in electric vehicles, is a home that would interface with your car. It could even be coded to use the same key. The car would charge up during off-peak hours while it's battery would serve as the home's external power source if needed (a good idea considering LA's annual rolling blackouts). And, icing on the cake? Earthquake resistant. Our only question: where do we sign up? For more information, read the entire article here.
[Images via The Toyota Home website. Extra points if you can read the Japanese! ]