CASE

CASE refers to new areas of "Connected" cars, "Autonomous / Automated" driving, "Shared", and "Electric". Technological advances in these areas are greatly changing the concept of the automobile. Toyota, as a "mobility company", will continue to provide wide-ranging services related to transportation into the future.

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(Video above available only in Japanese)
  • Support for safe right turns.
  • Notification of the approach of an emergency vehicle.
  • Realization of stress-free follow-up driving.

One life is lost every 24 seconds. Guess what causes this?

Traffic accidents account for 1.35 million deaths per year worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO) research*. That is equivalent to one person dying every 24 seconds. If nothing is done, traffic accidents are said to become the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

Toyota's dream is to bring traffic fatalities from traffic accidents to zero. To realize this, Toyota is working to develop the Integrated Safety Management Concept as part of its basic approach to safety technologies.

The Integrated Safety Management Concept seeks to enhance safety by not only offering drivers optimal support in a variety of driving situations, covering everything from parking to normal driving, as well as the instance before a collision, the collision itself, and post-accident rescues, but also coordinating the individual safety systems installed in the vehicle. One element of active safety in the context of this concept is the use of cooperative ITS.

ITS stands for Intelligent Transport Systems that use cutting-edge information and communication technology to build systems that integrate people, cars, roads and every other part of the traffic environment, in an effort to offer safe, environmentally-friendly, and comfortable transport.

Cooperative ITS are systems that support safe driving and help prevent accidents by alerting the driver through bidirectional communication between the infrastructure and the vehicles, or between the vehicles themselves to acquire information that cannot be retrieved by the vehicle sensors.

The driving safety support system that uses a dedicated ITS wireless communication is called ITS Connect. Toyota has installed this function on some of its new vehicles.

Moving forward, Toyota plans to eventually coordinate this function with autonomous driving technology.

Toyota is promoting the spread of ITS to contribute to the realization of a better mobility society with regards to SDGs set by the United Nations and allows all people to safely and freely move about.

* WHO "Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018"

These initiatives are especially suited to help achieve the following SDGs

  • GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

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(Video above available only in Japanese)
  • Support for safe right turns.
  • Notification of the approach of an emergency vehicle.
  • Realization of stress-free follow-up driving.