Toyota advanced active safety research vehicle teased, will debut at CES

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Toyota "advanced active safety research vehicle" 21.12.2012

Could feature an autonomous driving system

Toyota has announced plans to introduce an "advanced active safety research vehicle" at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Little is known about the vehicle, but the teaser image suggests it will be a prototype that is equipped with an autonomous driving system. This is further supported by the fact that Lexus Group Vice President Mark Templin will be on hand to discuss autonomous technologies and "high-level driver assistance systems" related to Toyota's Integrated Safety Management Concept. The executive will also talk about the company's vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology.

Besides the research vehicle, Lexus will show a 2013 LS which has been equipped with the "world’s most advanced pre-collision safety system."

The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off on January 8th, so expect to learn more in the coming weeks.

Source: Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp and Lexus Will Show and Tell About Autonomous Technologies at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 – At a press conference the day before the opening of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will reveal an advanced active safety research vehicle.

During the press conference at Mandalay Bay on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Mark Templin will discuss the North American based program, designed to explore the use of autonomous technologies and high-level driver assistance systems related to TMC’s Integrated Safety Management Concept.

Templin will also discuss the current state of TMC's Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) research and development, which includes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology.

Also highlighted will be the new 2013 Lexus LS, equipped with the world’s most advanced pre-collision safety system.

The active safety research vehicle, ITS system and 2013 LS will be shown at the Lexus display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 8–11.

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