Toyota Research Institute to Open New Driverless Car Test Bed in Michigan

The state of Michigan notched another mobility-industry win today when the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced that a 60-acre parcel in Ottawa Lakes, MI, will be the home of a new autonomous vehicle development and testing facility, the first dedicated exclusively to TRI’s use.

TRI is Toyota’s research arm, which aims to enhance the safety of automobiles, increase access to vehicles for those who otherwise cannot drive, and accelerate scientific discovery by applying techniques from artificial intelligence and machine learning to other areas in order to lower costs and improve performance.