Toyota Will Make Roads Safer

Sept. 8, 2015, 10:43 a.m.

Now Toyota will make sure the U.S. roads are getting safer for its customers. Along with Stanford and MIT Toyota's authorities established the new research centers that will be into development of smart vehicles, live-improving robots and intelligent mobile technologies capable to protect drivers from most dangers that may occur on the road. The Japanese carmakers are ready to invest more than $50 million during the future 5 years.

Such project is aimed at improvement of everyday safety and has a breakthrough potential for the significant technical progress of humanity.

Professors Andrew and Erna Viterbi and Daniela Rus from MIT teamed up in CSAIL (Computer Science and Director of the Institute's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). The Stanford research center will have its own team led by Professor Fei-Fei Li, who is the director of the SAIL (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).

Kiyotaka Ise, a TMC senior managing officer and a chief officer in R&D Group, stated that Toyota will focus on the acceleration of smart vehicle technology that will limit traffic casualties and, generally, on the improvement of life quality.