Japanese automaker Toyota unveiled the next generation of cars featuring an auto pilot system that will swerve
to avoid collisions and also keep to the middle of the road, all without drivers touching the wheel. “These
advanced driving support technologies prevent human errors, reduce driving stress and help drivers avert accidents, which has a big potential to reduce the number of traffic deaths,” Toyota managing director Moritaka Yoshida said at a presentation in Tokyo.
Leading automakers and technology firms, including Toyota,rival Nissan and Internet giant Google, have been working on selfdriving and assisted-driving technology for years.Toyota,the world’s biggest automaker, said that while drivers would still need to be alert and take part in the driving process,it essentially lets them put the vehicle on autopilot,leaving most of the work to the computer system.