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Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.

Eric Walz2019-01-10 18:04 PT

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America announced a collaboration to develop Kenworth trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains developed by Toyota. The initial plans are to built built ten zero-emission Kenworth T680s for use in the Port of Los Angeles.

Eric Walz2019-01-09 19:22 PT

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota not only believes that electric vehicles are hindered by the amount of cobalt that’s available, but also that democratizing hybrids is better for air quality.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-08 14:30 PT

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Toyota Motor North America is continuing its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology. The automaker is partnering with the Port of Los Angeles, truck maker Kenworth, and oil company Shell to launch a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell freight project under which it will supply powertrains and provide operational support.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-14 15:43 PT

Toyota Group Members Teaming Up In Self-Driving Joint Venture

Toyota Group Members Teaming Up In Self-Driving Joint Venture

Four Toyota Motor group members including major automotive parts suppliers Denso and Aisin Seiki are planning to combine their research and development operations on self-driving technology into a single joint venture, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

Jacky Ho2018-08-24 16:53 PT

Toyota Unveils its Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota Unveils its Next Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota reinforced its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology with the unveiling of its next generation Project Portal 2.0 Class 8 hydrogen-powered truck at a press event today in Michigan.

Eric Walz2018-07-31 11:11 PT

Toyota Looks to Expand Production & Lower Costs of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Toyota Looks to Expand Production & Lower Costs of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Although much of the automotive industry has dismissed hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars as commercially inviable and too expensive, Toyota is forging ahead with plans to improve its Mirai, its first fuel cell car. The Mirai was introduced to the U.S. market in 2015. Toyota says it can popularize fuel cell vehicles in part by making them more affordable.

Jeremy Carlton2018-07-26 12:21 PT

Toyota to Prioritize Hybrids Over Pure Electric Vehicles Over Next Decade

Toyota to Prioritize Hybrids Over Pure Electric Vehicles Over Next Decade

Automakers may be diving headfirst into electric vehicles as a way of meeting fuel and emissions regulations, but Toyota will be sticking to hybrids for the next 10 years.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-28 09:00 PT

Toyota to Set Up Facility to Mass Produce Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Stacks

Toyota to Set Up Facility to Mass Produce Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Stacks

Toyota Motor Corp said it plans to set up a facility to mass produce hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to ramp up production of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered cars.

Jacky Ho2018-05-24 13:53 PT

Toyota Plans to Enter China's EV Market With a GAC Branded Vehicle

Toyota Plans to Enter China's EV Market With a GAC Branded Vehicle

Toyota Motor Corp is making an unusual move to meet China’s stringent new energy vehicle quotas—its Japan showrooms will sell an electric vehicle it will feature the badge of GAC Motor instead of the familiar Toyota logo.

Jacky Ho2018-05-18 17:57 PT

Toyota Will Build a 60-Acre Facility to Test Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Will Build a 60-Acre Facility to Test Autonomous Vehicles

The news comes after the Japanese automaker halted its self-driving program following Uber’s incident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-06 09:05 PT

Toyota Investing $170 Million to Build the Next-Gen Corolla in the U.S.

Toyota Investing $170 Million to Build the Next-Gen Corolla in the U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp will invest $170 million in an existing plant in Mississippi to build the next generation of its popular Corolla sedan, the Japanese automaker said yesterday.

Eric Walz2018-04-27 16:08 PT

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota & Lexus to Launch Tech to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Toyota and Lexus have announced plans to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s.

Eric Walz2018-04-16 12:21 PT

Volkswagen and Toyota Agree on Self-Driving Truck Partnership

Volkswagen and Toyota Agree on Self-Driving Truck Partnership

The truck divisions of Toyota and Volkswagen have agreed to work together on electric vehicles and self-driving truck technology, marking an unusual partnership between the Japanese and German automotive rivals.

Jacky Ho2018-04-13 11:44 PT

Toyota, DENSO, & Aisin to Invest $2.8 billion in Self-Driving Software Development

Toyota, DENSO, & Aisin to Invest $2.8 billion in Self-Driving Software Development

Another major automaker is planning for its inevitable autonomous future. Toyota Motor Co announced it will establish a new company in Tokyo this month named the “Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development” (TRI-AD) that will accelerate its efforts in advanced development for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2018-03-02 13:14 PT

Toyota AI Ventures & BMW Invest in Self-Driving Startup May Mobility

Toyota AI Ventures & BMW Invest in Self-Driving Startup May Mobility

Toyota AI, the Silicon Valley based venture arm of Toyota Motor Corp, is broadening its investments in self-driving cars and related technology with its investment in a Michigan based autonomous shuttle startup.

Eric Walz2018-02-26 11:38 PT

Toyota Surpasses 3,000 Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales In California

Toyota Surpasses 3,000 Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales In California

The Toyota Mirai, one of the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, has surpassed 3,000 sales in the state of California. The Mirai now makes up more than 80% of all hydrogen fuel cell vehicles sold in the United States.

Eric Walz2018-01-23 09:45 PT

Toyota President Akio Toyoda's Announces e-Palette Mobility Platform at CES

Toyota President Akio Toyoda's Announces e-Palette Mobility Platform at CES

Toyota president Akio Toyoda spoke at CES 2018 to announce the company’s future plans as it transitions to a smart mobility company.

Eric Walz2018-01-09 18:40 PT

Toyota Plans to Sell 5 Million Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Per Year by 2030

Toyota Plans to Sell 5 Million Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Per Year by 2030

Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday its renewed plans to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles in the next decade.

Eric Walz2017-12-19 16:08 PT

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Motor Corp. is strengthening its partnership with battery producer Panasonic Corp., as the world’s largest automaker accelerates efforts towards electric cars.

Eric Walz2017-12-13 17:25 PT

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