Toyota joins University of Michigan researchers in driverless tech collaboration

Toyota has announced this week that it will join up with the University of Michigan to build artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for driverless cars. The initiative is the Japanese automaker’s third investment in a U.S. university collaboration. With a total investment fund of just under $1 billion (approx. £710 million), the company has already established a research base in Cambridge, Massachusetts working with MIT scientists, and the entire staff of local autonomous vehicle company, Jaybridge Robotics. A further centre in Palo Alto, California was also set up in a partnership with Stanford University. This week’s announcement was made by Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Gill Pratt at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, alongside a Michigan professor. According to the joint statement, the Ann Arbor campus will allow the…


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