Autonomous Driving Made Fun

“Our vision for the future is that driving is still fun,” says Ian Cartabiano, studio chief designer at Toyota’s Calty design facility in Southern California.

The 2017 CES Convention is underway in Las Vegas.  Tech nerds from around the world have gathered to explore new trends in applied science industry.  Toyota showed up and blew everyone away with its reveal of an autonomous vehicle.

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Toyota’s Self-Driving Future

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and CEO of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks at CES 2016 in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2016. Photo: Kathryn Rapier

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) Press Conference – Dr. Gill Pratt
Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and CEO of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks at CES 2016 in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2016. Photo: Kathryn Rapier

Safety has always been Toyota’s TOP priority.  And now, they’re upping the ante by developing the technology to get a self-driving car on the road by 2020!  Toyota’s Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of recently set up Toyota Research Institute (TRI), told reporters:

“The intelligence of the car would figure out a plan for evasive action … Essentially (it would) be like a guardian angel, pushing on the accelerators, pushing on the steering wheel, pushing on the brake in parallel with you.”

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