Assuming all goes to plan, Toyota aims to make Arene available to Subaru and other affiliate brands alongside its own vehicles. The Arene software will control a vehicle’s basic functions, such as the steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator, to name just a few. It’ll also manage safety systems, traffic navigation, and location.
Best of all, every new Toyota model, whether it’s a base Corolla or a fully-loaded Lexus LS will have the capacity to be equipped with it. At launch, there’s a chance Arene will be optional on some models but could come standard in the Lexus lineup.
All Arene-equipped vehicles will share access to general functions. Owners can update the system online like a regular smartphone when improvements are released.