Nearly all major automakers recognize that self-driving cars is the future of driving, and they are busy designing and engineering self-driving cars to be released in the coming decade.
At the Forefront
Toyota has always been at the forefront of electric and hybrid technologies for cars, and it’s no surprise that they will be testing self-driving cars by 2020. The futuristic-looking concept car that Toyota unveiled has a lot to be excited about, and there are a few things that we at Wondries Toyota want you to know about it.
During the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toyota displayed their Concept-i vehicle that is equipped with innovative AI technology that will attempt to form a relationship with the car’s owner and be able to read the owner’s emotions and tone of voice. Toyota declared that the Concept-i was designed with three core values: Learn, Protect, and Inspire; it is meant to be able to learn about its owner and their preferences, safely protect its passengers, and inspire passengers with its fun, delightful features.
Interestingly, Toyota has recognized that a self-driving vehicle will cause the passengers’ minds to wander more, and is determined to figure out new ways to entertain passengers on their trips. The Concept-i will also store GPS data on where it’s traveled to so as to suggest new destinations for the car owner to visit and enjoy.
We at Wondries Toyota are really excited by Toyota’s new ideas for self-driving cars, and that we don’t have to wait too much longer before we learn more: Toyota is expected to start testing smart, self-driving cars by 2020.