Toyota has announced plans to introduce an all-new Driver Awareness Research Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Toyota has announced plans to introduce an all-new Driver Awareness Research Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The company declined to release pictures but said the model car was designed to "reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition."

Besides the mysterious concept, Toyota’s Director of the Collaborative Safety Research Center will discuss "important research findings" from an MIT-Toyota partnership on driver distractions associated with voice command systems. Chuck Gulash will also unveil a "groundbreaking study" from Stanford University that shows how a driving simulator can "enhance our understanding of how drivers and cars interact as we move closer to fully automated forms of driving."

Toyota to introduce the Driver Attention Research Vehicle in Los Angeles