Toyota joins space race with plan for self-driving lunar rover

Japanese firm’s vehicle would allow astronauts to travel on moon without space suits

Toyota is to build a self-driving lunar rover that will enable astronauts to travel on the surface of the moon without space suits, as Japan raises the stakes amid renewed international interest in lunar exploration.

The Japanese carmaker and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hope the vehicle will be included in a mission to the moon between 2029 and 2034, according to Kyodo news agency.

Continue reading...