Google isn’t the only one making autonomous cars now — Toyota’s got a new killer feature
Looks like Google might have to get back in the drivers seat in automated car race now. Toyota has teamed up with MIT and Stanford University to help make sure the AI situation for the car is figured out properly. But there will be some key differences between the Google car and Toyota’s.
A significant amount of Toyota’s research is focused on making the cars work with other drivers near them. Toyota is also looking to have the car equipped with a steering wheel because they believe that the driver will want some form of control. While that opens up several issues— for example, when the car knows when to take over to prevent an accident or not—Toyota is still adamant that the car will decrease the number of accidents per year. There is still a lot of work to be done to perfect this issue, but it’s nice to know that Google no longer has a stranglehold on the autonomous car race.