Toyota and MIT partner to create smarter cars that still leave the driver in charge

By Justine Hofherr @Jhofherr29 Boston.com Staff | 09.11.15 | 3:09 PM “We think people love driving,” Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology told Boston.com. Rus leads MIT’s artificial intelligence laboratory, and is now the principal force in the university’s recent partnership with Toyota to create “intelligent” rather than self-driving cars. While much recent media has focused on Google and well-known automakers developing autonomous cars, capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input, Toyota (and Rus), aim to keep humans in control with their smarter cars. Rus explained that these cars would have “parallel” autonomy, which means the machine watches what drivers do, rather than “serial” autonomy, which means the car replaces the driver entirely. “Toyota is interested in making cars…


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