Toyota Invests In Autonomous Vehicle Center In Michigan

The Toyota Research Institute in Ann Arbor will specialize in self-driving vehicle tech. The facility, with researchers looking into topics from autonomous vehicle to AI, joins existing TRI hubs in California and Massachusetts. Tesla Model 3, BMW i3: 10 Electric Vehicles To Own (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Toyota is setting down roots in the heart of America’s car manufacturing base with the announcement that it is building a center for the development of autonomous vehicles in Michigan. The company’s third Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will be based in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan (U-M) campus. It joins Toyota’s existing institutes in Palo Alto, Calif. (TRI-PAL), and Cambridge, Mass. (TRI-CAM). The Michigan-based TRI-ANN is scheduled to open in June. It will employ about 50 people working…


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