Lexus said it will introduce digital side-view mirrors on its new ES sedan in Japan next month. The Toyota Group’s premium brand will install small exterior cameras on the front doors of the vehicle. These will give drivers a clearer view of the car’s surroundings than traditional side-view mirrors. Lexus said they will also be Read More..
Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber Technologies are expanding their partnership, with Uber to deploy purpose-built Toyota vehicles on its fleet. Toyota is also investing $500 million in the ride-hailing firm, subject to regulatory approval. The collaboration aims to advance, commercialize and scale up technologies for autonomous ride-sharing. An initial pilot ‘Autono-Maas’ (autonomous Mobility as a Read More..
Toyota’s North America R&D team members are being invited to connect up their cars to the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE), led by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The AACVTE is trialling the latest wireless DSRC 5.9GHz V2X system and is asking over 1800 Toyota employees plus their families in Read More..
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced the reorganization of its InfoTechnology Center research and development companies. The functions of the Tokyo-based InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) will be absorbed into TMC’s in-house Connected Company by March 2019, and ITC USA, California, will be incorporated into Toyota Motor North America. ITC Japan and ITC USA, both established Read More..
Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R&D centers Silicon Valley has a long history in the transport industry stretching back nearly a century, notably in aerospace, aeronautics and defense. Along with the private sector, government and military Read More..
Toyota is to invest $1billion in ride-hailing firm Grab, which will leverage the Japanese carmaker’s mobility services platform in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Grab – which acquired Uber’s assets in the region earlier this year – operates mobile platforms for transportation, micro-payments, financial services, and food and package delivery, as well as the established ride-hailing service. Read More..
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, an open source collaborative program bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies, has welcomed a number of new members which brings it to over 120. The latest to join are Abalta Technologies, Airbiquity, Bose, EPAM Systems, HERE, Integrated Computer Solutions and Sitech Electric Automotive. Dan Cauchy, executive director of Read More..
The Toyota Mobility Foundation is supporting the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, on an AI project to optimize traffic flow in mobility systems. The programme aims to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized systems with real-time management across different modes of mobility – Read More..
Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a new lane-changing algorithm for autonomous cars. This creates and reassesses ‘buffer zones’ around a vehicle and is said to allow for more aggressive lane changes than existing simple lane-change algorithms, which tend to be impractically cautious Read More..
Toyota Motor plans to invest around 400million yen in ALBERT Inc., a data solutions business. The resulting alliance for big data analysis will focus on development of automated driving technologies. ALBERT, founded in 2005 and based in Tokyo, currently employs around 100 people. It specializes in areas including the development of analysis algorithms and system Read More..