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Toyota Finds ‘Extreme’ Test Site for New Self-Driving Car

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will test its Platform 2.1 autonomous driving system at California’s GoMentum Station. TRI said "GoMentum’s varied terrain, and real-life infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, intersections and parking lots provide the environment needed to accelerate testing of" autonomous vehicles.
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