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This staged collision at a Toyota facility in Susono, Japan, demonstrates what the automaker hopes to avoid. The company has developed a system that uses a suite of sensors, including cameras and millimeter wave radar, to automatically steer and apply the brakes to avoid a crash. The technology has yet to be included on a production vehicle.
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Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.