Wednesday,22 June, 2016
Toyota investing in Advanced Safety Features
Toyota is investing $1 billion over the next five years to develop driver assistance systems that utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to improve vehicle safety, accordingto Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Gill Pratt, who was cited by NBC News.
This will help Toyota reach its goal of producing a car that can drive on highways by itself (similar to Tesla's Autopilot program) by the 2020 Olympics in Japan, Toyota's home country. Driver assistance systems like collision avoidance and lane-change warning systems are often considered stepping-stones within the auto industry to fully autonomous cars.