Automated driving is a natural next step in Toyota’s growth as a mobility company. It expands upon traditional automotive capabilities to help people get to where they want and need to be. And it offers the potential to benefit all of society by helping to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries, reshape cities, reduce emissions and achieve our ultimate goal: mobility for all.
According to the World Bank, there are about 1.25 million worldwide traffic fatalities annually and far more traffic injuries. Automated driving technology could drastically reduce this number by helping to prevent crashes caused by human error. Our work on this technology follows from our commitment to safe driving, with the goal of developing a car that would never be responsible for causing a crash and that can avoid or mitigate many crashes caused by other vehicles or external factors on the road.