Are you ready to relax during your daily commute through the Raleigh area with an autonomous vehicle? Be sure to keep your eye on the exciting developments happening at Toyota. The Japanese automaker has announced that they will build their third Toyota Research Institute, devoted to advancing self-driving technology, in Ann Arbor, MI later this year.
The brand new Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will focus on making autonomous driving a reality for drivers everywhere through the study of artificial intelligence, robotics, and materials science. Toyota invested $1 billion into funding their TRI facilities, with the following mandates in mind:
- Enhancing automobile safety
- Increasing access to cars to people who otherwise cannot drive
- Improving indoor mobility capabilities
- Applying techniques from artificial intelligence and machine learning
The future of autonomous vehicle technology with Toyota is bright, but drivers will still have to wait for these vehicles to be road-ready. From the Entune™ multimedia system to Hybrid Synergy Drive®, an advanced powertrain with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), and the Lean Toyota Production System that focuses on cutting down waste, Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to innovation across the board.
Explore the new vehicle inventory at our Toyota dealership in Raleigh, NC to find new Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs with cutting-edge tech, performance, and safety features. When you find a model you like, schedule a test drive! Still have questions? Give us a call at (919) 879-2126 to speak with a Leith Toyota product specialist, or contact us through our website to get in touch.