Lexus GS Demonstrates New Toyota Autonomous Driving Project

Lexus GS Autonomous Vehicle

A Lexus GS is being used to demonstrate Toyota’s next-generation autonomous driving program called Highway Teammate currently under trials in Japan.

As the name would suggest, this is a system designed for highway driving, using multiple sensors to fully automate merging onto or exiting highways, maintaining or changing lanes, and managing the distance between vehicles.

Here’s a video demonstrating the various functions:

Toyota hopes to launch vehicles with the Highway Teammate system around 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.