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Toyota announces plans for cars with self-driving features

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Autonomous cars are coming -- that much we know.

Nissan promises to debut models by 2020. So does Mercedes-Benz. Tesla may arrive a few years earlier. And Google, the company that most folks currently associate with self-driving vehiclesWho knows?

But what about Toyota, the world's largest automaker? We're glad you asked: Friday, Toyota announced plans to roll out autonomous vehicles by "the mid-2010s".

Well, sort of. 

The high-tech Toyotas of the near future won't be fully autonomous. Rather, they'll feature Toyota's "next-generation advanced driving support system", dubbed Automated Highway Driving Assist. Unlike some of the other autonomous systems we've seen, AHDA is meant to be used primarily at highway speeds.

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