Intelligent cars, robots focus of Toyota research plans

Toyota investing $50 million over five years to improve mobility Toyota announces research center collaboration with MIT and Stanford(Photo: Alan Diaz) Artificial intelligence and robots are the focus of a new automotive research collaboration between Toyota, MIT and Stanford. Toyota officials were in Palo Alto today to announce that the Japanese automaker will invest $50 million over the next five years in research centers at the two prestigious U.S. universities. The joint research centers will develop intelligent vehicles and other mobility technologies for a society that is aging and seeking new ways to move as well as cities increasingly challenged by traffic congestion. The investment is an extension of Toyota’s belief that everyday living can be improved through technology that uses artificial intelligence. Breakthroughs in robotics and intelligent vehicles can also help the…


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