The Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) was founded in 2011 around one core philosophy -- everyone deserves to be safe. It's our mission to make roads safer for drivers, pedestrians and passengers alike, looking beyond just Toyota vehicles but across the entire industry.
Our approach to safety research is unique: we seek out critical areas of study and identify gaps in existing safety knowledge. Through our truly collaborative approach, CSRC proactively identifies research partners with relevant expertise, and share our talent, technology and data to deliver results that can benefit all of society. We share our data and findings with industry academics, government entities and the rest of the automotive industry – ultimately furthering the scale and rate of safety advancement and innovation.
Launched in 2017, CSRC Next builds upon the insights gained from the CSRC’s first five years to direct $35 million towards safety research into advanced vehicle technologies. CSRC Next also supports ongoing research programs at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC) to help accelerate the development of automated and connected driving technologies and services.
Some of the key questions CSRC Next is seeking to answer are: