A video released by Toyota recently aims to elaborate the brand’s Mobility Teammate Concept further. It perhaps highlights the company’s greater goal – a future free of accidents through automated driving, where a car will become a “teammate that protects and at other times assist the driver.”

Detailed here is the car’s 360 degree sensing capabilities that are able to recognise objects surrounding it, providing data when needed. It’s claimed that “while the driver enjoys driving, the car will gather information from its surroundings. So, even if the driver overlooks a danger, the car will detect it and avoid it.”

The other notable feature is data-sharing amongst other vehicles. “By gathering lots of vehicle information, cars will recognise each other and support smooth driving.” With that, the vehicles can share data of an oncoming obstacle or danger with other cars behind it – this will also enhance driving.

The video also highlights the concept’s ability to sense the driver’s mood and its ability to take over the driving. “At times, the car will sense the driver’s mood and drive autonomously on his behalf,” the narrator explains.

But with all that’s said an done, how does this fare in real life? We got a taste of the Mobility Teammate Concept in Tokyo last year. Read about it here.

GALLERY: Lexus GS Toyota Mobility Teammate in Japan