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-First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely by Toyota Research Institute Displayed at Prius Challenge Event at Sonoma Raceway

Palo Alto, Calif., - The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today displayed its 2.0 generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company's Prius Challenge event in Sonoma California.

The all- new test vehicle will be used to explore a full range of autonomous driving capabilities.

Toyota's work on autonomous vehicles in the United States began in 2005 at its technical center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The company secured its first U.S. patents in the field in 2006. According to a report

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