Toyota’s Touting its Self Driving Car

Toyota’s Touting its Self Driving Car“Our team has once again rapidly advanced our automated vehicle research capabilities,” said TRI CEO Dr. Gill Pratt. “To elevate our test platform to a new level, we tapped Toyota’s design and engineering expertise to create an all-new test platform that has the potential to be a benchmark in function and style.”

In addition, shorter-range LIDAR sensors are mounted low on all four sides of the prototype, detecting low-level and smaller objects near the car like children and debris. Toyota’s R&D engineers worked with CALTY Design Research to make the sensors and cameras as compact and concealed as possible at this stage.

Two test vehicle types will be built, with one using the dual-cockpit control layout introduced last summer. This design will be used for testing TRI’s Guardian approach, which alternates between manual and automated driving while maintaining a safety driver as a backup. The car seen here has a single cockpit that will be used to test the Chaffeur fully-autonomous driving function.

Toyota’s Touting its Self Driving Car

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