Toyota adds Level 2 hands-free driver assistance to hydrogen-powered 2022 Mirai

Entering 2022, the Toyota Mirai is now equipped with the Teammate driver assistance technology system, which is available in the Limited variant for $66,025.

This Teammate system has two functions known as Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. The second function is standard on the Toyota Mirai Limited variant and allows for parking without putting your hands on the steering wheel when accelerating, braking and shifting gears.

Meanwhile, Advanced Drive is an option with an additional cost of $5,170. This driving assistance allows the driver to take their hands off the steering wheel when driving on the highway under certain conditions.

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Toyota claims the Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system can plan and execute acceleration, braking and steering commands under the active supervision of the driver. In addition, this Toyota Mirai variant can maintain position in lanes, follow other vehicles, change lanes, navigate intersections and certain traffic jams, and overtake slower vehicles.

This driving aid is a high definition map that is used to determine the location of the car. More precise than GPS data, maps allow the model to know exactly which lane it is in.

After driving on a compatible highway and setting up adaptive cruise control, the system displays a message saying “Advanced Drive Ready”, then you can enable hands-free driving.

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Toyota Mirai 2022 is equipped with a 1.24 kWh lithium-ion battery and three hydrogen storage tanks reinforced with carbon fiber to produce a fuel cell. A chemical reaction occurs when hydrogen combines with oxygen to produce electricity, and water is the only emission.

The resulting electric power then drives the rear-mounted electric motor and produces 182 hp and 300 Nm of torque. On paper, the Toyota Mirai can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 9.2 seconds, with a maximum distance of 647 km.

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