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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.

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    James
  • October 7, 2015
I think I like driving too much to ever use this but still really sweet technology by Lexus.
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    BOSS
  • October 7, 2015
GS F-Sport Ver.3 with that aero lol jk
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    Jim Ollick
  • October 7, 2015
That would be good on a long drive. I'm in!
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    spwolf
  • October 7, 2015
If Toyota is doing this by 2020, so will everyone else soon enough. We will trully live in very different world 5-6 years from now. While we will still likely mostly drive petrols or diesels or hybrids (depending on where we live), quite few of the new vehicles might have this auto mode for the highways at least. This is probably first tech that will actually change how we drive our cars.
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    Andyl
  • October 7, 2015
Great progress in terms of autonomous technology. I now see the reason why they chose GS for the project years ago as it was the first one with 12.3 in screen. Also seeing the need to have bigger screen in near future.

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