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Toyota to Show Latest Intelligent Transport System Safety and Environmental Initiatives at World Congress in Detroit

Tokyo, Sept 3, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation will exhibit at the 21st Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress - Detroit (hosted by ITS America), to be held in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. from September 7 to 11.

Under the congress theme "Reinventing Transportation in our Connected World", exhibitors will showcase to the world the new added-value, functions and safety that connected cars and automated driving technologies promise.

Toyota's participation is part of its wide-ranging initiatives aimed at developing a smart mobility society that links people, cars and cities. This year, Toyota's booth will feature its latest technologies, centered on safety and the environment.

Toyota will show a vehicle-to-infrastructure cooperative ITS aimed at creating a safe transportation reality. The system utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, automated driving technologies and advanced driving support systems based on highway driving conditions in North America. The superior environmental performance of Toyota's fuel-cell sedan scheduled for launch in the U.S. in 2015 and a vision of new energy utilization are also key to the system concept.

The ITS World Congress is the world's largest ITS-related international conference. Held annually in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas on a rotating basis, the congress invites ITS developers (governments, research bodies and commercial enterprises) from a wide range of countries and regions to showcase their latest ITS research findings and products through information sessions (including technical paper presentations) and exhibitions. Toyota has been an active participant since the first Congress, exhibiting research results on ITS technologies, safety- and environment-related products and services.

Overview of Toyota's Participation in the 21st ITS World Congress

- Indoor exhibit

1. Toyota's safety initiatives

- Display panel detailing Toyota's many years of work on active safety technologies aimed to prevent accidents and ultimately eliminate traffic fatalities
- Information concerning an advanced driving support system borne out of Toyota's research in automated driving technologies

2. Cooperative ITS exhibit

- Display panels and videos showing next-generation functions (such as vehicle detection, pedestrian detection and left-turn-collision prevention)
- A drive simulator enabling users to experience a vehicle-to-infrastructure cooperative application, in addition to the vehicle-to-vehicle cooperative system being tested in the U.S.
- Display of systems, including prototypes of on-board devices and wireless antenna, along with a visible-image-based vehicle sensor

3. Automated driving technologies and advanced driving support system

- Display panels and videos showing, for example, an advanced driving-support system enabling stable and smooth driving on highways in North America
- Explanation of elemental technologies developed through research in automated driving technologies

4. Fuel-cell vehicle (FCV)

- A bare chassis of the Toyota FCV Concept (displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013), showing the layout of various components including the fuel cell stack and high-pressure hydrogen tank
- Display panels showing the history of Toyota's FCV development, which spans 20 years, and images of future energy utilization in which FCVs will be connected to the electrical grid as the use of hydrogen increases.

- Information sessions

A total of eight information sessions, including the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Summit, special sessions and technical sessions

- Outdoor demonstrations

Visitors will be able to experience advanced drive support systems on a highway.

21st ITS World Congress Website:

Visit Toyota's official English website for the 21st ITS World Congress
(scheduled to go online on September 7).

About Toyota

Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit

Source: Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

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