Toyota Builds Autonomous Self-Drifting Supra With Stanford University
The self-drifting Supra is meant to reduce the rates of life-threatening crashes by using drifting for a good reason. Read the details here.
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Toyota‘s Research Institute (TRI) has teamed up with Stanford University‘s Dynamic Design Lab with the aim of creating a driving technology to help prevent accidents. The duo created an autonomous, self-drifting Supra which aims to reduce the rates of life-threatening crashes by using drifting for a good reason, per a press release.
The technology includes the advanced maneuvering of a vehicle without the need for human intervention. In order to make that a reality, the two teams developed a Supra that can drift itself since insufficient car control can be a leading factor in accidents.
Using the skills of a professional driver
This is the question Toyota is asking: "What if every driver who ran into trouble had the instinctive reflexes of a professional race car driver and the calculated foresight of a supercomputer to avoid a crash?"