ITS points alongside the road will deliver information about the traffic ahead, helping drivers plan and avoid accidents.
Cars connect to maintain safe driving distances, reduce traffic, and help drivers enjoy a safer, relaxed trip.
By linking with other systems, your car will be able to detect pedestrians that you cannot see, helping avoid dangerous situations in areas with poor visibility.
Using ITS technology that virtually connects vehicles with other vehicles, pedestrians, and the road, we are working to build a safer mobile society.
Toyota is preparing to bring to market the next major advancement toward eliminating traffic accidents. Called Automated Highway Driving Assist, this uses next-generation advanced driving support systems that employ cutting-edge recognition and ITS technologies to allow cars to communicate. The end result is the Cooperative-adaptive Cruise Control—a feature that lets drivers cruise down highways with an unprecedented feeling of security and peace of mind.
Communicating Cooperative-adaptive Cruise Control technology allows cars to share information on speed changes in real-time. This allows for a more efficient adaptive cruise control system. Multiple cars will drive as if they were a single unit, making highway driving more comfortable, safer, and simpler. An added bonus is reduced braking and accelerating, which help to ease traffic, cut carbon dioxide emissions, and even decrease fuel costs.
Onboard navigation systems will communicate with other devices to ensure even higher levels of safety. For example, the car will be communicate with and be aware of smartphone-carrying pedestrians. This will help drivers avoid accidents with pedestrians in blind spots and at poor-visibility intersections to help improve safety and minimize accidents.
In 2009, ITS points were established ahead of curvy sections of Japanese highway to improve highway safety by communicating information among vehicles about the road. Sensors transmit information on traffic congestion, lane merging, and other road conditions. By being made aware of approaching dangers, drivers are better prepared to avoid accidents.
A system that connects cars with surface streets enables safe driving by using the urban infrastructure to relay information about road signals, signs, and road conditions that may be difficult to see. Systems alert drivers of approaching vehicles, red lights, and slow or stationary vehicles ahead. Directing driver attention to potential problems and helping to prevent lapses of focus allows people to drive with greater peace of mind.
Toyota envisions a "smart mobility society" that contributes to a low carbon society and is working to achieve this goal in four key sectors.
Toyota links people, vehicles and communities through new technology and new concepts to create a motorized society that is vastly more eco-friendly and enjoyable.
Toyota is progressively making these dreams come true.
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Toyota, together with several partners, is participating in a three-year verification project involving ultra-compact EV car sharing in the city of Grenoble, France.
Through this project, urban mobility will become much smoother and traffic congestion will be alleviated.
Due to future increases in population, new mobility systems will become necessary.
The diversification of mobility methods is a factor in easing traffic congestion, and this is seen as contributing to the realization of a low carbon society.