Toyota commits M to U-M for autonomous driving, robotics

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Toyota Research Institute has provided a major boost to research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan, thanks to an initial $22 million commitment announced Wednesday, Aug. 10. “Toyota has long enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the University of Michigan, and we are excited to expand our collective efforts to address complex mobility challenges through artificial intelligence,” TRI CEO Gill Pratt said. “We look forward to collaborating with U-M’s research faculty and students to develop new intelligent technologies that will help drivers travel more safely, securely and efficiently. “We will also focus on expanding the benefit of mobility technology to in-home support of older persons and those with special needs.” Under the agreement, TRI will provide an initial…


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