A Toyota logo is shown at the 89th Geneva international motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 5, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp. is automated driving, and the R&D unit on Tuesday said it was planning to deploy a sophisticated self-driving capabilities at the service of mobility vehicles is you do in your personal use of the car.
“The’level 4′ (row option), and that’s what we’re striving for, and for the first time to appear in a mobility as a service,” James Kuffner, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute of Advanced Development, told reporters at the opening of its new office in Tokyo, japan.
“It will take more time to become a ‘Level 4’ personal property from the vehicle,” he added, referring to the automation level at which the vehicle is able to drive itself.
Toyota next year will see the release of its first so-called Level-2 autonomous vehicle capable of driving on the highway, as part of its strategy for the development of self-driving cars in the next few decades.
Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Chris Gallagher