Toyota’s newest autonomous research vehicle is expected to learn from its mistakes, adapting to both individual driver behavior and unexpected situations it will likely encounter in real-world driving.
Based on the current Lexus LS 600hL second-generation research model making its debut at the Toyota Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, today is the first developed entirely in-house by the Japanese automaker.
The Gen-2 research vehicle help Toyota take two different approaches to the challenges of self-driving automobiles. That includes both driver assistance technology meant to help a human always drive at their best level, as well as fully autonomous technology that could, eventually, allow a vehicle to operate with no human behind the wheel at any time or place. (more…)