2022 Toyota Mirai Receives Toyota Teammate With New ADAS Features

Japanese auto giant Toyota has announced the availability of its Toyota Teammate advanced driving system to the 2022 Mirai Limited grade. We first caught wind of Toyota Teammate (or Lexus Teammate) in April 2021 when it appeared in the new Lexus LS 500h, and it came with two main features: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. Both are now available in the Mirai, making it the first Toyota-branded vehicle in the United States to receive Level 2 autonomy.

Platform Adaptations

Toyota’s ADAS technology was initially applicable to all-wheel drive vehicles, but it didn’t take long for Toyota Teammate to adapt to a rear-wheel drive format. The second-gen variant of Toyota’s hydrogen-sipping Mirai arrived in late 2020 with an all-new RWD platform, sportier styling, and standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ with advanced driving aids like dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, a pre-collision system, and more.

For 2022, Toyota Teammate with Advanced Park is now standard fare in the 2022 Mirai Limited, while Advanced Drive is an optional upgrade.

Advanced Drive & Advanced Park

Toyota Teammate works similarly to the ADAS tech in the Lexus LS 500h. Advanced Drive is a Level 2 autonomous driving system that enables hands-free driving on certain highways. Paired with driver intervention under certain conditions, Advanced Drive can follow other cars, keep the Mirai within the lane, change lanes, or overtake slower vehicles on the road. The system constantly monitors existing driving conditions to perform automated acceleration, braking, and steering commands.

Meanwhile, Advanced Park enables hands-free parking duties, whether parallel parking or backing up in your garage. The system utilizes 360-degree sensing via ultrasonic sensors and circumference cameras to control the steering, acceleration, and braking when parking the car. When engaged, the system displays a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings on the infotainment screen, providing the driver with a better perspective while the vehicle parks automatically.

2022 Toyota Mirai
2022 Toyota Mirai. Photo: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Zero-Emissions Driving

The 2022 Toyota Mirai is an entirely different vehicle than its predecessor. The new Mirai has a longer wheelbase and offers a 30 percent better driving range than before. It still has next-gen fuel cells that use hydrogen and compressed air to feed a lithium-ion battery pack with electricity. The batteries supply power to a single rear electric motor to accelerate the car, and the only emission is water.

Range anxiety is a thing of the past with the 2022 Toyota Mirai. It achieves an EPA-rated 402 miles of driving range with a full tank of compressed hydrogen. Driven judiciously, the Mirai can travel nearly 850 miles, as proven by its latest Guinness World Record.

2022 Toyota Mirai Pricing

The 2022 Toyota Mirai is available in XLE and Limited trims. The base Mirai XLE starts at $50,525 and is well-equipped with 19-inch wheels, auto-leveling LED headlights, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, an eight-inch digital instrument cluster, and dual-zone climate control. For an additional $1,410, the Advanced Technology Package includes a birds-eye view camera, front/rear parking assist (with automatic braking), and front-seat foot illumination.

Meanwhile, the range-topping Mirai Limited starts at $67,025 and has ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated rear seats, and a panoramic glass roof, among many others. Toyota Teammate with Advanced Park is standard, but Advanced Drive is an optional $5,170 extra. For the money, you get a 10-year subscription to Advanced Drive along with other niceties like a 12.3-inch color LCD instrument cluster, a 120V/100W power outlet, and dual-bulb LED headlights.

Furthermore, every 2022 Toyota Mirai comes with up to $15,000 of complimentary hydrogen. The Mirai is available to order now in limited U.S. states, including California, Hawaii, South Carolina, and the Northeastern USA.