Toyota developing “intelligent” self-driving cars

“We believe this research will transform the future of mobility, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion”, said Kiyotaka Ise, a Toyota executive who oversees the company’s research and development group. Advertisement Toyota hired DARPA’s Gill Pratt to lead the initiative, which will seek to produce cutting-edge collaborative research into artificial intelligence and robotic technology. Toyota just announced it will be investing in a joint research venture between Stanford and MIT. Toyota has been working on autonomous driving technology for about 20 years, but it was known as “advanced driving support” back in the 1990s, Ise said. The project was announced during a conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto. The partnership, according to CNet, will establish joint research facilities at both Stanford and MIT to “bring artificial…


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