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Toyota Unveils an Autonomous Car, But Says It’ll Keep Drivers in Control

Technology Review -- The carmaker discusses research that could make cars autonomous and eliminate traffic fatalities.

Toyota, the Japanese auto giant, hopes to sell more of its cars to people while giving them less of a role in piloting those vehicles. At a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the company showed off a research vehicle intended as a test bed for ideas to make its vehicles more autonomous, particularly in dangerous situations.

The Advanced Safety Research Vehicle is based on a Lexus LS and used for research at the Toyota Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The car carries forward-looking and side-facing millimeter-wave radar sensors, as well as a 360-degree laser scanner that collects three-dimensional data on anything nearby.



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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 5:55:21 AM

JamesCalvin: yes, they can.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 7:10:21 PM

Maybe they should test it out on another planet!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:18:34 AM

Nothing can go wrong, Nothing can go wrong, Nothing can go wrong, etc, etc, etc
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:21:03 AM

Rather you than me
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:47:59 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:03:12 AM

Back seat driving takes on a new perspective...
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 7:07:13 AM

hope it stops when the computer tells it to.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:32:33 AM

Hope the computers don't crash!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:29:55 AM

I still like to drive.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:28:11 AM

But can you reprogram the computer so that you can cut people off in traffic?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:25:14 AM

The driver should control the car, not the other way. I will agree we have some dummies for drivers, however.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:23:53 AM

long ago driving used to be fun
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:19:27 AM

There's a reason they're number one in the world.
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Rise of the machines.
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We shall see
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:14:35 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:13:20 AM

does it work 24/7 and in a blizzard
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:13:02 AM

How much automation do we need?
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Cutting edge leadership.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:11:16 AM

Interesting and somewhat scarey at the same time
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Interesting
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Buy American
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wow
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Buy American
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The future is here.
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buy American from American companies
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:07:14 AM

Good idea....some drivers need all the help they can get
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:06:56 AM

Can the driver fall asleep while driving?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:05:29 AM

GM has had this tyechnology for decades
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:05:23 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:03:15 AM

sounds good but will it work in the real world
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:02:18 AM

Perfect it first.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:01:56 AM

The Jetsons technology will be here someday.

Astro was cool!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:01:22 AM

Good in theory I would expect
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:01:18 AM

Hmmm. Going to have to wait and see about this.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:00:47 AM

Good concept
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You see cars with people texting that are basically driving themselves now.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:00:39 AM

I will have to see how much " control" the car would have.
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gm makes one that they dont sell
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:59:51 AM

The few people that need this won't buy it, and the rest of us will have to pay for it. Same old chit.
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can't take the drivers out of the seat, then they would lose the need for drivers licencing.
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no big brother here please
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:54:39 AM

Not me imitate a car you cannot control and then it decides to excellrate on its on as well. Unintended excelleration and a car I can't steer. NO THANK YOU!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:53:43 AM

I actually enjoy driving. Not a huge fan of all these autopilot cars.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 5:52:56 AM

Gotta love the innovation but not convinced as humans we are that incompetent.
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sure sure...
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To the office, Mr. Roboto!
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I don't think I need (or could afford) one.
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'Been around for years --- called a train.
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Ive always felt very comfortable controlling my own destiny
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