The Toyota Research Institute will roll out its next-generation automated driving test vehicle – the TRI-P4 – at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. The vehicle will join the company's automated test fleet this spring, and will be used in both tracks of TRI's automated driving system development – its fully autonomous Chauffeur development and its Guardian track, designed to "amplify human performance behind the wheel".
The US city of Knoxville and automated shuttle developer Local Motors have apparently ended a deal that would have seen the latter's Olli self-driving bus take to city streets, following a period of testing. Knox News reports that tourism body Visit Knoxville has had its deposit returned and is no longer a partner to the project.
Yandex has obtained permission from the Israeli government to operate its self-driving car on public roads in Tel Aviv, following earlier testing in Russia and the US.
Dmitry Polischuk, head of the company's Self-Driving Car project, said that Israel was "an obvious choice" for Yandex as one of the first countries where it wanted to expand its testing, thanks to the country's developed infrastructure, high-quality roads and access to tech talent.