A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven Planet North America, is currently the 54th company to receive a license from the California DMV to test autonomous vehicles on public roads.
In Woven Planet, Toyota appears to be bringing together a number of technologies and companies to develop the mobility of the future, including buying a maker of autonomous operating software, Renovo, and automated mapping software, Carmera, as well as Lyft’s Level 5-subsidiary, which develops autonomous vehicles.
The company website describes the following mission:
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Automation that originated to increase the efficiency of daily activities has evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Now, we are looking to the next 100 years and to extending that dream for a better life for all people. Through Woven Planet Group we strive to build a safer, happier, more sustainable world.
Woven Planet Group seamlessly weaves together modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese craftsmanship. The complementary strengths enable us to optimize safety, advance clean energy, elevate wellbeing, and improve how people live, work, and play. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
Our approach includes actively listening to the needs and desires of individuals and societies and transforming their dreams into reality. This open exchange with customers and partners fuels our mission to pioneer safe, planet-friendly, and personally fulfilling real-world solutions. Grounded in love for people, respect for the environment, and bold creativity, our audacious vision is to revolutionize worldwide mobility for generations to come.
This article was also published in German.