Achieving further advances in ITS will require the merging of a wide range of technologies that go beyond the conventional approach to building vehicles, such as detection technologies, information and telecommunication technologies, and information-processing technologies.

Toyota is leading the way to the commercialization and widespread implementation of ITS by actively participating in research and development and verification test projects in cooperation with governmental agencies, the private sector, and academic institutions. Individual companies within the Toyota Group are also participating in efforts in their respective areas of expertise, and are working together to further advance the various control technologies and telecommunication technologies and information and communication technologies that have been researched and developed in the course of designing and building vehicles.