Green Driving Is Gold For Toyota
In the car world, Toyota stands proud atop a pedestal, a gold medal winner in it’s own right. Rumors from the auto manufacturer hint at a possible new electric vehicle, or EV, to be featured in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Toyota is one of the main sponsors of the Games, so the company is seeking to introduce a possible project for the event.
The automaker aims to impress with a new line of EV’s, alongside it’s fuel-cell models, which run solely on hydrogen and emit only water emissions. Toyota’s line of Eco-vehicles would be used as a means of transportation for athletes and officials during the Games. Toyota hopes to find itself in the forefront of an emerging trend in vehicle production. The demand for cleaner, greener vehicles has driven the usually environmentally friendly Toyota to learn some new tricks.
As Toyota hopes to fully immerse itself in the EV sector by 2020, it’s been stepping up it’s game in other aspects of vehicle improvement. Beginning around the 2020 Games, Toyota hopes to be releasing it’s automated driving technology onto regular roads. Toyota revealed this technology last May, and has since been working to further the success of the project. They hope to be able to provide autonomous driving tech that will be able to switch lanes on the freeway, among other driving tasks.
In light of these motivations, the company realized they needed a team to focus on this project more closely. Leading AI specialists were brought together to help form the artificial intelligence needed to make Toyota’s dreams a reality. A subsidiary of Toyota, and located in the U.S., the group will pair with other American companies to move the project into it’s next phases. With the 2020 Olympic Games fast approaching, we will have to wait and see what wonders await us under the rings.