Toyota had announced its 2nd-generation autonomous test-bed 6 months ago, now the company has announced an update. The auto-manufacturer has presented a Platform 2.1 research vehicle. The company has some major steps, including some decisions on extraordinary designs. The major upgrade is an awareness of its surroundings. The new advanced Lexus is equipped with new Lidar of Luminar. It has the ability not only to sees more maps and data, but it has a dynamically configurable field of view in order to focus its attention on the most needed and essential areas. New Lexus also has new deep learning AI models and these are much better at spotting objects around the car and predicting a safe path. It has now a unified approach to show the self-governing level in the car.
It also has a second steering wheel on the passenger side in the car. Toyota has indicated that its second steering wheel will improve research and safety. It would provide a significant amount of help for team study with more perfect methods of shifting control between AI and human drivers. It will provide aids in developing algorithms that learn from veteran human drivers to teach rookies. A spokesman of the company James Kuffner said that the second steering lets an observer take over from badly behaved car without having someone on the seat of driver. The second announcement in the same year indicates that Toyota doesn’t need to be seen as too far the transition of self-governing cars. Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler and others have made it clear that their technology will show up in shipping cars in the coming years.