Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance announce their agreement to establish a business alliance to develop advanced automated driving technology.

Through this alliance, the three companies will strive toward achieving “freedom of movement for all” and a “society with zero casualties from traffic accidents.”

Toyota and TRI-AD will recreate actual traffic accident conditions using artificial intelligence or dangerous conditions that contribute to accidents in their automated driving simulation environment based on data provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido. This will enable Toyota and TRI-AD to conduct simulations and assessments in conditions that are closer to those of the real world, helping to enhance the safety of automated driving systems. Tokio Marine & Nichido will seek to develop an advance claims system to enhance swift claims payment in the future, using data provided by automated driving vehicles.

ALBERT will provide technical support for data analysis and other related activities.