Research & Development

For 50 years, Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) has led engineering for several of the best-selling Toyota vehicles on U.S. roads. Centered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, TMNA R&D is pursuing Toyota’s mission to “Produce Happiness for All” by making life safer, easier and more enjoyable. Teams are now creating both next-generation vehicles and new and advanced mobility concepts that can better move people, goods and information.

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Toyota Connected ‘Cabin Awareness’ Concept Uses New Tech to Detect Occupants

Toyota Connected ‘Cabin Awareness’ Concept Uses New Tech to Detect Occupants

PLANO, Texas (May 31, 2022) – Toyota Connected North America (TCNA), an independent software and innovation center of excellence, today introduced its Cabin Awareness concept technology that uses millimeter-wave, high-resolution 4D imaging radar to help detect occupants (including certain pets) in cars and has the potential to detect them if ever they’re left behind.

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Center Introduces New Research Projects Exploring the Safety Needs of an Evolving Mobility Ecosystem

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Center Introduces New Research Projects Exploring the Safety Needs of an Evolving Mobility Ecosystem

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 27, 2022) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today introduced nine new projects being launched as part of the next phase of its pioneering automotive safety research, backed by the new five-year, $30 million commitment announced last year. The new research projects, announced during a virtual CSRC media event showcasing safer mobility, will examine the diversity of safety needs and analyze safe mobility options that accommodate a variety of applications, physical characteristics and levels of accessibility for people and society.

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