Toyota adds that the Camatte's pedals and seats can be adjusted to the point where a child can steer and hit the accelerator -- while an adult in the rear right seat "assists steering and braking and helps the child develop driving skills" on places such as go-kart tracks. Toyota didn't release any details about what powers the Camatte, but given its shorter than a Scion iQ, anything more than a wind-up spring should be enough power.
It's just a concept, and I'm sure many executives at Toyota realize actually building a car for kids to drive sounds like Dan Aykroyd's classic "SNL" skit showing how children can learn about prisms with his "Bag O'Glass" shards. Yet the Camatte is about the size of several other ultra-mini city car ideas, like the T27 imagined by former McLaren designer Gordon Murray, and there's always an underserved need for basic, cheap transportation. It's not what most adults would drive, but something similar could be what today's youth in a few tomorrows.