YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Toyota executives say cars soon will do more to prevent crashes - including reminding drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
As for cars completely taking the wheel so humans can relax during a ride, they say don't get your hopes up.
Toyota's next generation of safety systems promise a new level of collision prevention. And by 2017, the systems will be available in all U.S. models, Toyota says.
The company sees a gradual shift toward cars being equipped to do most of the driving. But its safety officers believe humans still will be needed to handle situations that a computer can't anticipate.
Toyota held a briefing ahead of a conference on new automotive safety technology that begins Sunday in Detroit.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WSJV-TV FOX 28
All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.