2022 Toyota Mirai adds Teammate Level 2 hands-free driving

A year ago, Toyota announced that it would bring its Teammate SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance suite to the United States on the Lexus LS500 and second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The Lexus is out and the 2022 Mirai is officially on the way. Two features make up Teammate: Advanced Park and Advanced Drive. The former does exactly what it sounds like, taking care of steering, acceleration, braking and shifting to perform parallel or perpendicular parking maneuvers.

Advanced Drive does the same while driving, enabling “hands-free driving on limited-access highways in certain conditions with eyes-on-the-road operation”. It steers, accelerates, brakes, and is also said to be able to change lanes, overtake other vehicles. and to “browse certain exchanges”.

There are two Mirai versions, XLE and Limited. The XLE leads the line, driving an EPA-estimated 402 miles on a full tank of hydrogen. The luxury-oriented Limited can do around 357 miles and is the only version with Teammate access. Advanced Park will come standard on the Limited, but Advanced Drive will cost $5,170 and is effectively a subscription service. The initial term is 10 years and includes 10 years of Dynamic Navigation, Destination Assist and Safety Connect, a two-year extension of Remote Connect – the suite of apps that includes Remote Start from three to 10 years and a few other features. After that, the owner will have to buy a new Advance Drive subscription, “if available”, and it will be “dependent on the 4G network”. What could go wrong?

One final note: Buyers can’t choose the Limited with Teammate and the available $1,120 20-inch Super Chrome alloy wheels. With the system’s sensor suite located behind the front wheels, it’s likely that the chrome could interfere with operation.

Pricing for the Mirai’s new year hasn’t changed since it was announced last year, with the XLE being $50,525 after destination charges of $1,025, with the Limited asking for $67,025.

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Christy J. Olson