Toyota To Pump B Into Self-Driving Car, Robotics, And AI R&D

Steve Pak | Nov 07, 2015 05:56 AM EST Toyota Kikai Concept Car (Photo : Twitter ) Toyota will invest $1 billion in a California artificial intelligence (AI) research center, where it will develop self-driving car and robotics technology. Some of the research and development (R&D) facility’s goals will be to develop products to build accident-free vehicles, and robot tech to make older people safe at home.     Like Us on Facebook The new Toyota Research Institute will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University, where the center’s 200 employees will work on auto, robot, and AI tech, according to Gizmodo.  Giles Pratt will be the facility’s head. On November 6, Friday, Pratt explained at a Tokyo press conference that autonomous vehicles function well in controlled environments. However, they…


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