Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center has launched a new five-year research track, CSRC Next, to study connected and autonomous vehicle technology.
A total of eleven projects have been launched in partnership with eight leading North American research institutions, marking the first projects launched under CSRC Next. The projects will be focusing on the impact of advanced technology on broader road safety trends, including interaction between humans and machines.
Specific research challenges include the integration of active safety systems such as automatic emergency braking, passive systems, human experience engineering for advanced vehicle technologies, driver state detection, including collision-avoidance scenarios, and the use of analytics to help improve the study of real-world driving data.
“The transformation of the transportation landscape resulting from autonomous and connected vehicle technologies has barely begun,” explained CSRC director, Chuck Gulash. “By collaborating with world-renowned institutions and making the results public, we are proud to contribute in the development of advanced mobility solutions and a safer and more efficient transportation future.”