Our Role

Exploring the future of Intelligence Amplification.

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RESEARCH PRINCIPLES

Asking big questions to uncover even bigger ideas.

Our culture of curiosity helps us lead the way to the next big discovery.

Our Values
  • Be Yourself

    We bring our full selves to work every day. Our diverse views, history, personality, character, and experiences are invaluable to TRI and Toyota.

  • Respect One Another

    We celebrate everyone’s differences, opinions, and perspective. We practice mutual respect and act with integrity.

  • Assume Best Intentions

    People are good. We trust and give them the benefit of the doubt. We assume they act the way they do because they believe it’s best for TRI.

  • Think Globally

    We don’t work or think in silos. Our work impacts people within TRI, Toyota, and our communities around the world. We always make it about collaboration.

  • Make it Happen

    We are proactive, not reactive. We push boundaries because we’re not afraid to fail. We succeed together.

  • Embrace Diversity

    We believe diversity makes us stronger, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills, experiences, and knowledge.

  • Always Learn

    We believe in constant improvement and advancement of ideas and beliefs. We embrace Hansei and Kaizen. We are on a journey to explore, experiment, and learn together.

OFFICE LOCATIONS

We make our home where ideas are born.

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Los Altos (HQ)

Our Silicon Valley office is located in the center of the global tech industry. This location helps foster a key collaborative program with Stanford University, one of the nation's leading research institutions.

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Cambridge

A state-of-the-art robotics lab and close relationship with the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) enable us to innovate in partnership with the most creative minds in the world.

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Ann Arbor

Located in the heart of the global automotive industry, our Southeast Michigan offices bolster our R&D testing programs alongside the top minds at the University of Michigan.

ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

Working with world-class universities to support advanced research.

We’re investing millions in research collaborations with MIT, Stanford, the University of Michigan, and other top universities to foster open-ended exploration in areas that support our mission, plus directed research focused on near-term contributions to key corporate goals.

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TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
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Founded in July 2017, Toyota Ventures invests in early-stage startups from around the world in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, autonomy, mobility, robotics, smart cities, digital health, financial technologies, materials, energy, and solutions to address carbon neutrality.

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Conducts safety research into advanced vehicle technologies. It partners with leading institutions and agencies on parallel projects which can be used by TRI and Toyota Connected (TC) to help accelerate the development of automated and connected driving technologies.

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Delivering effortless services that make life easier and driving safer, more convenient, and fun. Mastering the art of past and predictive intelligence,Toyota Connected is determined to improve the human experience through technology that anticipates people’s needs.

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At Woven Planet Group, we are on a mission to design a happier planet through secure, connected mobility solutions. Founded in 2021, Woven Planet Group expands the operations of Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development to bring its vision, “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Under this shared goal, our four companies, Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha and Woven Capital are transforming how people live, work, and play through new innovations and investment in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more.

OUR FUNCTION

TRI applied research output to Toyota

Sponsored Researchuniversity collaboration / national labs

In-House Research

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