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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 11:19:39 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce systems in about two years enabling cars to communicate with each other to avoid collision.

The system will use radio waves to gather data on the speed of other vehicles to keep a safe distance. And, the company also showed another system, consisting of cameras, radar and control software, that helps a car maintain position in a lane on its own.

Toyota's research for developing automated driving systems is focused on reducing traffic fatalities, said Moritaka Yoshida, managing officer and chief safety technology officer.

With the real-time speed information shared via wireless communication, cars can eliminate unnecessary acceleration and deceleration which in turn can reduce...

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GasScamp
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:11:46 PM

Am I to understand that this would only work between vehicles with this technology installed? Great idea, but until it's adopted at a grand scale it'll be of little use.
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 4:43:43 PM

I can see where a technology like this might offer some safety, but I am equally sure that some as-yet-not-discovered risks exist with this technology that we will realize only AFTER it is deployed. Why? Because that has been the history of technological innovation.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 10:27:23 PM

ok
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loboso
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 9:55:06 PM

gives them more texting flexability
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priver
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 8:45:12 PM

sure..
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agrico
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 10:59:04 PM

maybe that will reduce wrecks due to texting
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 9:36:26 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 12:11:30 AM

ok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 5:51:45 AM

hope they train ppl to do w/out when the technology suddenly fails.
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remay
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:46:30 PM

Something more to confuse people.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 8:40:09 PM

I second SFRangerSniper's comment.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 8:26:43 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 8:23:36 PM

Toyota said the problem is due to water leaking from the air conditioning condenser unit onto the airbag control module. The leak could also result in additional problems, potentially causing a short circuit that would disable the power-steering system. In this case, it could become difficult to turn a vehicle, especially at lower speeds. Yup anouther toyota recall ... here we go again.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 7:25:11 PM

definitely need privacy safeguards
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 7:04:09 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 3:15:29 PM

Great, something actually designed to communicate outside the vehicle. It's going to have to have decent range.

A hacker's dream.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 1:26:16 PM

I think it is a good idea. I hope they can make it work.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 10:54:03 AM

No thanks. Talk about an opportunity for malicious use...
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:44:36 AM

With that technology, can't imagine what idiots will be doing while "driving" their cars.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:40:46 AM

Keep it in Japan
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:29:53 AM

I will wait a bit before I buy one.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:05:33 AM

great for cars that are so equipped, but what about all the cars that do not have this technology, and drvers who have access to it but choose not to use it ?
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:02:25 AM

That seems like a short time to get it working.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:01:13 AM

A hacker's dream in the making.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:00:05 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:00:01 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:59:55 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:59:23 AM

Cool
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:59:10 AM

As long as humans are involved, there will be accidents
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:59:04 AM

Glad to see the progress
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:58:41 AM

Just something to add to the cost of a new car.
People need to learn to drive & pay attention to what is going on around them.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:58:31 AM

Hope the recalls are minimal, perhaps.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:58:08 AM

Imagine the lawsuits.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:57:37 AM

wont keep someone from plowing into your backside when your car slams the brakes.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:57:24 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:56:33 AM

sounds like sky net.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:56:11 AM

The human element means the system wont work perfectly.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:55:59 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:55:47 AM

really
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:53:37 AM

great... and what happens when the system happens to fail?
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:53:26 AM

oh great, faulty accelerators talking to each other
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:52:09 AM

I wonder if they can keep tailgaters off my bumper. Wouldn't that be something.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:51:59 AM

Good if it works.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:51:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:51:10 AM

Old tech.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:50:51 AM

To much room for error
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:49:53 AM

I'm very excited about this news as I only buy Toyota's and hope this new technology really works as it could save a lot of lives.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:49:33 AM

If it helps to promote safe driving, i'm for it!
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:48:47 AM

Building a better robot.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 5:47:43 AM

Cool. But be cautious.
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