CES 2013: Toyota's Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Keeps The Driver in Control

These days, every automaker is looking towards the future with the dream of creating an autonomous (self-driving) vehicle for every household in the world. Google and Audi- both received initial road-testing permits- are considered by some to be pioneers of the project. That said, gargantuan Japanese automaker Toyota surely won't be left out of the mix. At the Consumer Electronics Show this past week in Las Vegas, Toyota revealed their Lexus LS-based autonomous vehicle. The car, Toyota says, will aim to "eliminate future traffic-related fatalities and injuries." http://youtu.be/aDA28Nb4h1k The Advanced Safety Research Vehicle was built accordingly at the Toyota Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where it was fitted with side-facing millimeter-wave radar sensors and a 360-degree laser scanner that collects 3D data on anything in a nearby radius. All this, transfers data from the onboard systems to the engine, steering wheel and tires, allowing a bit of ease for the driver, and in time "may evolve into a fully autonomous car." Just wait until it becomes self-aware and enslaves us all...

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