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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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Missy Cummings: Self-Driving Cars Need to Happen
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Podcast: Talking Self-Driving Cars with Brad Templeton
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Honda Self-Driving Cars Test Skills at GoMentum Station
By Steve Crowe · 2 June, 2016 • Honda demonstrated prototype self-driving cars at the GoMentum testing facility in Concord, California. The Japanese carmaker said it plans to release its first self-driving car in 2020.

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