Friday, January 05, 2018

Well That's Pretty Scary

This is touted as an innovation.

The biggest improvement over previous versions of Toyota’s autonomous research vehicles is the ability to “see” farther in every direction. Thanks to four long-range LIDAR sensors attached to its roof, manufactured by a Portola Valley, California-based startup called Luminar, the vehicle now has a 200-meter range around a 360-degree perimeter, which Toyota argues makes it “one of the most perceptive automated driving test cars on the road.”

At 60 KPH (a bit under 38mph) you will travel 200 meters in ...12 seconds.