Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will introduce the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle on January 7th at CES. The P4 is based on the new Lexus LS sedan and will be used in the company’s two-track Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving system development.
“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,” said Ryan Eustice, Senior Vice President of Automated Driving at TRI. “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.”
The P4 adds two additional cameras to improve situation awareness on the sides and two new imaging sensors facing the front and rear, which improves the field of view around the vehicle perimeter.