Self-driving cars are widely believed to be the future of transportation due to the advantages that they offer, such as being potentially safer due to the fact that there will not be any human errors involved. However we are still quite a ways away from seeing self-driving cars become commercially available, which is why a lot of work still needs to be done on the research front.

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Ahead of CES 2019, Toyota has taken the wraps off their latest test driving vehicle. This car is based on the Lexus LS 500h where will benefit from the car’s new generation chassis and also steering control technology. According to Toyota, this is said to offer up more responsive and smoother maneuvers during the automated driving process.

The car will also feature two additional cameras that are designed to help improve on situational awareness on the sides, as well as two new imaging sensors in the front and the back. These sensors will also feature high dynamic range. The radar system in the car has also been improved upon in the field of view and close range detection.

According to Ryan Eustice, senior vice president of automated driving at TRI, “Our Chauffeur development is focused on full autonomy, where the human is essentially removed from the driving equation, either completely in all environments, or within a restricted driving domain. Guardian, on the other hand, is being designed to amplify human performance behind the wheel, not replace it. The introduction of the new P4 platform will help us accelerate the development of both tracks when it joins our fleet this spring.”

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