Toyota to produce a self-driving car by 2020 – Computerworld

Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2015

Toyota today announced it has been road testing an automated vehicle called the Highway Teammate and expects to launch self-driving cars based on that technology by 2020.

So far, the Highway Teammate has been tested on Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway through a series of maneuvering trials covering a variety of automated functions, including merging onto or exiting highways, and maintaining or changing lanes.

Toyota said the Highway Teammate, which is based on a Lexis sedan, represents its view of the evolving “driver-car relationship in the age of artificial intelligence.”

“Toyota believes that interactions between drivers and cars should mirror those between close friends who share a common purpose, sometimes watching over each other and sometimes helping each other out,” Toyota state in a statement.

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