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Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota
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28th Oct 2019
4 min read

Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota

Futuristic driverless personal cars that can operate safely in rain, hail or shine remain a distant reality, says Toyota. However, autonomous ride-share cars restricted to covering certain areas in certain conditions are a very different story, given they're being prepared for commercial sale inside a decade, and could technically operate today as technology demonstrators with some clever “hacking”.
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Mike Costello
Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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9th Jan 2017
3 min read

Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving. Speaking with Australian press today, Fukuichi said that he doesn't expect level 5 autonomous driving – fully self-driven cars – "anytime soon", although he was less clear on the extent of the new LS sedan's autonomous capabilities.
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