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Toyota Motor Corporation will launch its new Hydrogen Mirai and Lexus LS with Advanced Drive, a state-of-the-art driving assist technology. The new LS was launched in Japan on April 8, 2021 and the new Mirai will be launched in Japan on April 12, 2021. With the aim of ensuring that drivers remain the focus even as technologies advance, the driver and car confirm each other’s status by engaging in a dialogue, leading to safe driving and comfortable mobility.

Advanced Drive has five technology characteristics: Intelligent, Reliable, Perceptive, Interactive, and Upgradeable.

The objective is to achieve automated driving that drivers can rely on through making decisions with the highest priority on safety at all times including consideration for the drivers of other vehicles while achieving natural and smooth driving equivalent to that of a person. AI technology centered on deep learning is incorporated to forecast various situations that may be encountered while driving and provide assist for driver responses.

In cases where danger is forecasted, whether in the surrounding environment or the driver’s condition, the system provides a warning, and the driver can make a decision or specify operation of the system in accordance with a proposal from the system. The objective is driving assist that fosters trust between driver and car through this two-way communication.

In addition, Advanced Drive uses software updates so functions can be added and updated after the vehicle is delivered to the customer, enhancing convenience and providing the latest technologies. In Japan, we will collect driving data, including exterior image data, transmitting it to our secure data server. By collecting and analyzing vehicle performance data under constantly changing conditions, we can use it as reference for future development of advanced safety and mapping technologies. The privacy and security of the drivers and individuals captured on camera are taken into consideration when this data is collected and processed.

 

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