Toyota Investing M Into “Life-Saving Intelligent” Vehicles

(Mike Mozart) There’s a lot of talk these days about the inevitable arrival of self-driving cars and the implications they will have on safety, insurance, traffic, and fuel costs, but Toyota has announced an investment in new research to develop “life-saving intelligent” vehicles that aren’t necessarily self-driving, but which could ideally combine the best of the autonomous car with one driven by a real human. Toyota said today that it will invest around $50 million over the course of five years to establish joint research centers at Stanford University in California and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The goal, according to the car giant, is to “improve every-day living through artificial intelligence supported technologies” and develop “life-saving intelligent vehicles and life-improving robots.” The head of Toyota’s research and development…


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