Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Toyota | posted December 14, 2015 16:27
Toyota set to announce new details on interconnected driving, artificial intelligence
Toyota Motor Corp. will be arriving at next year's Consumer Electronics Show with new details about the company's plan on artificial intelligence.
They will be holding a press conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 5, 2016. It will be attended by Dr. Gill Prat, Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), along with other key members.
First revealed last November, TRI is a research and development enterprise that will be heavily focused on developing systems for cars, robotics and for scientific discovery. They are funded by an initial commitment amounting to $1B over the next 5 years and will bridge the gap between research and product development according to Toyota.
On a sidenote, the company will also be showcasing the next-generation framework for interconnected vehicles and telematic systems. This system will allow cars (and even smart infrastructure) on the road to communicate with each other and relay important details.
Last year, Toyota revealed Safety Management Tech. This smart technology has been installed on several 2015 models and aims to lessen road accidents. These include Integrated Traffic Systems that can detect other vehicles and a new radar-based cruise control.