October 11, 2002

Toyota to display pre-crash safety system at ITS World Congress

Tokyo, Japan – Toyota announced that it plans to exhibit advanced safety systems and driver-assist at the 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, October 14-17, in Chicago.

This year, TMC will display a concept car based on the Lexus LS 430 equipped with the latest ITS features. These features, some of which have already found commercial application, include: Toyota’s Pre-Crash Safety system-meant to reduce collision injury by foreseeing unavoidable collisions; Night View-for enhancing driver vision at night; and a Back Guide Monitor-which makes backup parking easier.

TMC will also display exhibits and panels on technologies such as car multimedia systems, including the information network service G-BOOK, and next-generation transport systems, such as the medium-distance, medium-load Intelligent Multimode Transit System (IMTS) and Crayon, an EV shared-use commuter system.

The ITS World Congress is jointly sponsored by ITS promotional organizations representing the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The inaugural congress took place in Paris in 1994 and each year the host site is rotated among the three regions, being held in Sydney last year and in Italy’s Turin the year before.

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