BloombergToyota Motor Corp — in an unusual move for the cutthroat car business — has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing. Toyota’s act could pay off in fat royalties and potentially burnish its reputation as a safety and technology leader just as those attributes become critical to the autonomous age. Toyota says it is about saving lives in a world where 1.3 million people die on the highway each year. “This is a super advanced driver assist system,” said Ryan Eustice, senior vice president of automated driving at the Toyota Research Institute. “This amplification of the human really makes the car even more fun to drive,” Eustice said.
Source: Taipei Times January 08, 2019 15:56 UTC