Toyota Announces Partnership with Stanford and MIT

Toyota Motor Corporation Senior Managing Officer and Chief Officer of R&D Group Kiyotaka Ise speaks at a press conference announcing Toyota’s collaboration with MIT and Stanford. Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced a collaboration with Stanford and MIT, and plans to invest $50 million in the next 5 years to establish joint research centers at each university. The centers will focus on the research and development of intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies, according to a news release. Dr. Gill Pratt, former Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and leader of its Robotics Challenge, has joined Toyota to direct research activities. Toyota announced the partnership at a press conference earlier this month. “We will initially focus on the acceleration of intelligent vehicle technology, with the immediate goal of…


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