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Toyota Debuts Emergency Safety System Using Big Data

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Feb. 3, 2020—Toyota unveiled an emergency safety system that uses big data to ignore the accelerator if it determines the driver steps on the pedal unintentionally, reported Reuters.

The system is a response to an increasingly common cause of traffic accident where the driver mistakes the accelerator for the brake. It works from a collection of data collected from other internet-connected vehicles.

Among competitors, Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to launch a car this year capable of full autonomy in highway traffic jam situations. Nissan Motor Co Ltd released the second generation of its ProPilot driver-assist system last spring, offering hands-free operation for single-lane highway driving, according to the report.

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