Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will demonstrate its vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems on public roads in Tokyo from 25-28 February in a joint intelligent transport systems (ITS) verification effort sponsored by Japan’s private-public ITS Promotion Council.
Vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems are intended to reduce the number of traffic accidents by exchanging information between vehicles and roadside communications infrastructure, and among vehicles.
As part of “ITS-Safety 2010”, which aims to achieve the practical application of such systems by the end of March 2011, TMC will use seven vehicles to demonstrate road-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle information-exchange technologies. Five units of the Lexus LS460 will be used to demonstrate such technologies on roads in the Odaiba urban development area on the Tokyo waterfront and on the expressway servicing it, while one Lexus LS460 and a Toyota Crown Hybrid will demonstrate Radar Cruise Control with All-speed Tracking and Intelligent Parking Assist (with parking-space recognition) next to the area’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
The systems to be demonstrated include those designed to prevent collisions during turns, to prevent the running of red lights, to warn of approaching emergency vehicles and to provide information on obstacles ahead.