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U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

​After dozens of fatal accidents a decade ago involving Toyota and Lexus vehicles that were initially blamed on faulty electronics leading to "unintended acceleration", the NHTSA proposed regulations that would have required that all motor vehicles have a brake pedal that can override the accelerator pedal in emergency situations. On Monday, the NHTSA said that since automakers have voluntarily installed these systems on all new vehicles, it's dropping plans mandate it.

Eric Walz2019-05-13 14:58 PT

Toyota Establishes a New Company Named “KINTO” That Will Offer Car Subscriptions

Toyota Establishes a New Company Named “KINTO” That Will Offer Car Subscriptions

Following in the footsteps of Cadillac, Volvo, BMW and Audi, the Toyota Motor Corporation is launching a new subscription-based vehicle service. The automaker announced today a new company called Kinto to manage and operate its subscription business.

Eric Walz2019-02-05 19:36 PT

Continental Develops a ‘Virtual A-Pillar’ to Eliminate Blind Spots for Drivers

Continental Develops a ‘Virtual A-Pillar’ to Eliminate Blind Spots for Drivers

Auto part supplier Continental has developed what it calls, a ‘Virtual A Pillar', which uses cameras to show what is normally concealed by a vehicle’s A-pillar. The system removes these forward blind spots, and gives drivers a better view of their surroundings.

Eric Walz2018-10-25 11:56 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

Toyoda Gosei has Developed Japan's First Steering Wheel With a Grip Sensor

Toyoda Gosei has Developed Japan's First Steering Wheel With a Grip Sensor

Toyoda Gosei has developed Japan's first steering wheel with a grip sensor, which is compatible with today's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and will be used in the new Lexus LS.

Eric Walz2017-10-20 16:24 PT

Toyoda Gosei has Developed Japan's First Steering Wheel With a Grip Sensor

Toyoda Gosei has Developed Japan's First Steering Wheel With a Grip Sensor

Toyoda Gosei has developed Japan's first steering wheel with a grip sensor, which is compatible with today's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and will be used in the new Lexus LS.

Eric Walz2017-10-20 16:24 PT

Lexus Collaborating with Xevo and VoiceBox on Connected Car Technology

Lexus Collaborating with Xevo and VoiceBox on Connected Car Technology

Recently, Xevo announced a collaboration with Lexus on connected car technology. As part of the partnership, Xevo's Journeyware technology will be live in all Lexus vehicles via the Enform App Suite 2.0 system, including in the much anticipated Lexus LC 500.

Eric Walz2017-05-30 12:43 PT