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Toyota recently added its voice to a chorus of major automakers promising self-driving systems when the firm announced it would offer a car with “automated driving technologies” by the mid-2010s. In recent months, several manufacturers—Tesla, Nissan, BMW—have published forecasts of robot cars inside the next decade.

Toyota, the latest to promise automated car tech, is more modest than some of its competitors. The Japanese firm’s Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system is, as the name suggests, for highways only. Once available, the system will keep the car in its lane using cameras and radar and maintain a safe following distance by wirelessly transmitting acceleration data to nearby cars.

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