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Tech & ScienceToyota Plans to Share Life-Saving Driving Technology With Rivals

09:55  08 january  2019
09:55  08 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Toyota Motor Corp. -- in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business -- has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self- driving technology to keep cars from crashing. Toyota insists it’s about saving lives in a world where 1.3 million people die on the highway each year.

(Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. -- in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business -- has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self- driving technology to keep cars from crashing. Toyota Wants World to Use Its Tech That Keeps Cars From Crashing.

Toyota Plans to Share Life-Saving Driving Technology With Rivals © Bloomberg Inside The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. -- in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business -- has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.

Known as the Guardian System, the technology will take control of a car and steer it around an impending crash or accelerate out of the path of an oncoming vehicle that is running a red light. The system, due to hit the road early next decade, has the potential to save so many lives that Toyota felt compelled to share it with any company that would like to use it, Gill Pratt, head of the automaker’s Research Institute, said at CES in Las Vegas Monday.

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SOUTHFIELD, Michigan: Toyota Motor Corp -- in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business -- has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self- driving technology to keep cars from crashing. Known as the Guardian System, the technology will take control of a car

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan: Toyota Motor Corp -- in an unusual move for the cut-throat car business -- has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self- driving technology to keep cars from crashing. Known as the Guardian System, the technology will take control of a car

Gill Pratt unveils the TRI P4 semi-autonomous prototype based on the Lexus LS500h sedan during CES on Jan. 7.

“We were thinking about what would be good for society,” Pratt said at a press conference at the trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, which has become a showcase for driverless cars. “We will not keep it proprietary to ourselves only. But we will offer it in some way to others, whether that’s through licensing or actual whole systems.”

Self-driving cars and related mobility services could become a $10 trillion market, according to Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett. Toyota’s seemingly selfless act could pay off in fat royalties and potentially burnish its reputation as a safety and technology leader just as those attributes become critical to the autonomous age. Toyota insists it’s about saving lives in a world where 1.3 million people die on the highway each year.

CES 2019: Toyota's offering its Guardian semi-autonomous system to the industry

CES 2019: Toyota's offering its Guardian semi-autonomous system to the industry The key goal of the Guardian system is "amplifying, rather than replacing, human ability," according to Toyota.

Now, as described last week in an article by Reuters, Toyota plans to work with its suppliers at a much earlier stage to standardize components, making Selling its signature hybrid system to other makers will not only give Toyota greater economies of scale, but likely prolong the life of that technology .

Now, as described last week in an article by Reuters, Toyota plans to work with its suppliers at a much earlier stage to standardize components, making Selling its signature hybrid system to other makers will not only give Toyota greater economies of scale, but likely prolong the life of that technology .

“This is a super advanced driver assist system,” said Ryan Eustice, senior vice president of automated driving at the Toyota Research Institute. “There’s a real opportunity to have a near-term impact on saving lives.”

The technology, which Toyota has been developing for three years, can take over and guide a car out of harm’s way when the human driver becomes drowsy, distracted or drunk, Pratt said. It uses many of the same sensors found in fully self-driving cars, such as cameras, radar and light-reflecting lidar, to determine the safest path to take, and corrects human errors, which regulators say is the cause of more than 90 percent of road deaths.

"The human is still the primary driver," Eustice said. "It is working with the human and creating a bubble around you of 360-degree situational awareness.”

Beyond the safety benefits, the driver-assist features improve the skills of the human driver to perform more complicated maneuvers, such as taking on a twisting mountain road with sharp switchbacks.

“This amplification of the human really makes the car even more fun to drive,” Eustice said.

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