Toyota wants an autonomous car on the road by around 2020

Toyota is hoping to have an autonomous car on the market before the end of the decade.

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Published Thu, Oct 8 2015 6:31 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Over the next few years the automotive market is going to change in more ways than one, with Tesla Motors pumping out more electric cars than it can handle right now, the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal and then the future of autonomous cars being on our doorstep.

Well, Toyota has said that it wants to have an autonomous car on the road by 2020. The company thinks that it can remove the driver from the situation on the highways by 2020, which is something it is already experimenting with in its technology called Highway Teammate. Toyota used a modified Legus GS to show the world what is possible thanks to the combination of millimeter wave radar, LIDAR, and cameras. This gives the vehicle a full view of the road, and the software side handles all of the information being gathered to make the important decisions.

Toyota is making significant investments into autonomous technology and artificial intelligence that will not replace drivers, but heavily assist them. But the question remains; will you buy an autonomous vehicle in the next decade? I know I would.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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