Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement.
An accident can happen in a split second, but studies have shown that the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software
Anyone who has ever suffered a cramped long-haul flight, in seats that seem to encourage discomfort, will be happy to learn that Toyota has developed special seating that can accommodate a "wide range of body sizes".