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Toyota pledges $50 million into autonomous car research centers at MIT

Toyota announces a collaboration with MIT and Stanford, with $50 million put towards autonomous car research centers

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 5, 2015 at 12:25 am CDT (0 mins, 38 secs time to read)

Toyota has just announced a collaborative partnership with both MIT and Stanford, which will see the carmaker investing $50 million across five years into autonomous vehicle research centers at both universities.

Toyota pledges $50 million into autonomous car research centers at MIT | TweakTown.com

The first goal is to make driving safer while reducing traffic casualties, and over time the carmaker wants to improve the quality of life through improved mobility and tobotics. Toyota has also secured former DARPA Program Manager Dr. Gill Pratt, who will oversee and accelerate activities at both Stanford and MIT.

Pratt said that Toyota is more interested in making human drivers use advanced technology to help with the hazards on the road, as well as the dangerous weather conditions, compared to companies like Google that want to see fully autonomous, human-less cars on the road.

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