Toyota all set with its exclusive ‘self-drive car’

Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:14

London: Toyota has released an exclusive video showing a self-drive car safety technology ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.

The car maker revealed a video clip of a Lexus fitted with safety features designed to minimise car crashes.

The technology includes on-board radar and video cameras to monitor the road, the surroundings, and the driver, the BBC reports.

According to the report, a Toyota spokesman said that the car can also communicate with other vehicles.

The video shows a prototype Lexus LS fitted with what Toyota''s described as an "Intelligent Transport Systems" (ITS) technology.

According to the report, Toyota has also developed technology that lets a car communicate with a driver''s smartphone to offer augmented reality features.

This would let the car know about places by the road letting it, for example. recommend an upcoming restaurant, said the spokesman.


First Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:14

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