Autonomous smart vision EQ fortwo

Autonomous smart vision EQ fortwo

“The smart vision EQ fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility,” says smart CEO Annette Winkler. “It is the most radical car sharing concept car of all: fully autonomous, with maximum communication capabilities, friendly, comprehensively personalisable and, of course, electric.” The smart vision EQ fortwo concept vehicle demonstrates how...

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Intelligent Cars

Intelligent Cars

A car commercial of the future shows a driverless minivan tearing around the curves of an unfamiliar, mist-shrouded mountain road, its front seats notably empty.  Children sleep trustingly inside as the minivan confidently steers itself around a sharp bend. Suddenly, a dark object drops out of the air and plummets...

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Autonomous Driving: How Safe is Safe Enough?

Autonomous Driving: How Safe is Safe Enough?

My thoughts here reflect on findings from a few key research projects that we and our partners have been conducting this past year at Toyota Research Center (TRI). To provide a bit of context, TRI’s mission is focused on Artificial Intelligence and includes four goals: First, to greatly enhance vehicle safety and...

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Big Data and Your Driverless Future

Big Data and Your Driverless Future

Early in 2016, GM invested $500M in ridesharing company Lyft and reportedly paid close to $1 billion to acquire Cruise Automation, a 40-employee, Silicon Valley-based, venture-funded startup that was developing driverless vehicle technology. A few months earlier Toyota had announced that it would invest $1 billion on artificial intelligence research,...

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