Next-gen automated driving features to appear in Toyota cars by 2020

Updated Apr 02, 2021 | Same topic: Leading-Edge Tech Trends

Toyota will be a big global sponsor of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It’s also a big chance for the brand to launch its new technology.

As claimed by Ken Koibuchi, Toyota’s Executive General Manager for Autonomous driving, the company wants automated city driving to make its way on the open roads by the early 2020s; certainly, the new technology will meet all the needs of safety as well as convenience.

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Toyota wants automated city driving to make its way on the open roads by the early 2020s

“We want to show a high-spec technology as a showcase,” said Koibuchi.

Formerly, the Nissan Countryman also announced that its automated driving technology would be introduced by 2020. Back in June, Honda declared that the brand’s Level 4 autonomous driving would sleep on the move by 2025.

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To avoid impressing drivers with a false sense of security, Toyota intentionally uses the term “automated” in lieu of “autonomous”, according to Koibuchi. More explicitly, the self-driving technology which is called “Mobility Teammate Concept” will permanently require interactions between the driver and the car.

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In order that the new tech may soon come true, the company needs to overcome many technical obstacles including the introduction of lidar sensors and the lack of high-definition mapping. But of course, the Japanese car manufacture will manage to introduce its latest automated driving technology by around 2020. So, just wait and see what’s going on.

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For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser Prado. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

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