Toyota announces plans for cars with self-driving features(Read article summary)
Toyota, the world's largest automaker, announced plans Friday to roll out autonomous vehicles by 'the mid-2010s'. But 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.
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 vehicles? Who knows?
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.