Toyota & Stanford’s Self-Driving Supra Project Can Actually Drift All On Its Own

Jan 20, 2021

Category: Rides

Although self-driving cars were once little more than an impossible aspiration, these days, you’d be hard-pressed to find an automaker without some sort of autonomous project in the works. In fact, many cars on the road already sport the necessary smarts — they’re just waiting for the tech to be activated. That being said, before we can see the widespread legalization of vehicular autonomy, there’s still one important concern we have to address: safety.

In an effort to improve the crash avoidance capabilities of autonomous vehicles, the Toyota Research Institute has teamed up with Stanford’s Dynamic Design Lab on something most of us would never have thought was possible: a self-driving Supra that can drift. Curious to see how the reflexes of professional racers would translate into cars equipped with artificial intelligence, the researchers first examined real drivers before taking their abilities digital. What results is a vehicle that could theoretically slide out of the way in order to prevent an unwanted collision. At this point, it’s just a prototype, but it’s only a matter of time before we see the technology applied to consumer vehicles.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Summer Is Coming, So Get Ready With These Versatile Swim Trunks

Wellen’s lined trunks have you covered from the beach to the BBQ.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner
Featured Image

These Special-Edition Motos Were Born Out Of A Collab Between Husqvarna & REPLAY

A trio of Husky 701 models designed by a premium Italian denim brand.

Posted By

May 7, 2021

Featured Image

Ferrari’s Most Powerful Production Car Is Now Offered As A Drop-Top

A pair of limited edition 812 Superfast-based Competizione-spec supercars.

Posted By

May 7, 2021

Featured Image

NASCAR Pulls The Wraps Off Of Three Next-Gen Racers For The 2022 Cup Season

Including a Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Toyota Camry.

Posted By

May 6, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster

Your chance to own one of the most beautiful Porsches ever.

Posted By

May 6, 2021

Featured Image

Auction Block: 6,000-Mile 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

An astonishingly-low mileage example of everyone's favorite time machine.

Posted By

May 6, 2021