Toyota has announced that it will debut a Driver Attention Research Vehicle concept at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Japanese automaker posed the question, “What if we could reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition?” The all-new, concept research vehicle hopes to answer that question in LA this year.
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Unfortunately, Toyota released very few details on what the concept will be like, but it is a joint project between MIT and Toyota and aims to shed new light on driver distractions associated with voice command systems. In addition, Chuck Gulash, Director of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) will share information on a groundbreaking study with Stanford University. The study, which used a new and innovative driving simulator, will enhance our understanding of how drivers and cars interact as technology moves forward towards self-driving vehicles.
Check back with AutoGuide for more information on the Driver Attention Research Vehicle when it makes its debut at this year’s LA Auto Show.
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