Toyota partners with U.S universities on autonomous car-technology research

Japanese automaker Toyota announced its collaboration with the two top U.S. universities to work on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology. The company would invest $50 million over the next five years to establish joint research centers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This new venture of Toyota will eliminate traffic casualties and help in attaining the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life through improved mobility and robotics. The team at MIT led by Professor Daniela Rus will join Stanford and Toyota to develop advanced architectures which enable cars to make safe driving decisions through a better perception of their surroundings. This will play a major role in reducing traffic casualties. Dr. Gill Pratt, former Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…


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