Toyota Research Institute, a subsidiary of Toyota, is set to unveil a new automated driving research vehicle at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Developed at Toyota’s Prototype Development Center, its research vehicle will be used to demonstrate its new capabilities in the areas of automated driving.

It will carry Platform 3.0, the automaker’s next-generation suite that improves upon the Luminar LiDAR platform, a four-scanner configuration with new perceptive abilities, including 360-degree periphery capture with a longer-range detection of 200 meters.

This improves upon Luminar’s past-generation, forward-only view.

Its four-scanner configuration is also capable of better night vision and better detection of smaller objects such as roadway debris and small children, helped by the placement of LiDAR sensors on all four sides of the vehicle.

Also, Toyota has placed a premium on looks, with most of the hardware discretely hidden under body panels, making better use of the sunroof and bolt-on installations to minimize height. Its top-mounted sensor is better integrated into the vehicle, showing fewer signs of bulky, eye-sore hardware popular with past setups.

Assisting Toyota in this design effort is Ann Arbor, Mich. based CALTY Design Research and Toyota Motor North America Research and Development engineers.

“Our team has once again rapidly advanced our automated vehicle research capabilities,” said Dr. Gill Pratt, TRI CEO. “To elevate our test platform to a new level, we tapped Toyota’s design and engineering expertise to create an all-new test platform that has the potential to be a benchmark in function and style.”

Established in 2015, the Toyota Research Institute is a subsidiary of Toyota dedicated to safety and mobility-centric causes within automotive, developing skill sets in inartificial intelligence, machine learning, accessibility, and automobile safety to drive innovations to market. It has offices in Los Altos, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

The exhibit takes place on  Tues., Jan. 9. at the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Look for the Toyota Research Institute to put Platform 3.0 into production by Spring 2018.