Toyota Announces Ann Arbor Safety Research Center

Toyota announced that it will invest roughly $50 million over five years to launch and fund a safety research center at its Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. The Collaborative Safety Research Center will include the University of Michigan as a charter partner, and will work with other research institutions, federal agencies, universities, hospitals, and Toyota researchers from North America and Japan. The research will initially focus on reducing the risk of driver distraction, and protecting teen, child, and senior populations, which account for 30 percent of U.S. traffic fatalities, according to the announcement.

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