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 Motor Corp is abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Technology in its vehicles. The technology enables vehicles to communicate with other nearby vehicles, infrastructure, traffic signals and other smart city infrastructure.
Eric Walz2019-04-27 06:00 PT
Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to sell electric car technology to EV startup Singulato Motors, its first deal with a Chinese electric vehicle startup. The deal to license EV technology will allow the startup carmaker to speed up development of a lower-priced, compact electric vehicle for the China market.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-15 13:29 PT
Toyota Motor plans to offer royalty-free access to its advanced hybrid-vehicle technology patents as early as this year. The move is a strategic policy shift that will encourage competitors to develop hybrid vehicles by sharing Toyota’s expertise in hybrid powertrains.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-03 13:30 PT
Toyota is investing billions to expand its U.S. production to support new models. The world's biggest automaker announced it will invest $13 billion over five years with a new commitment to new technologies such as electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-14 13:30 PT
Still think autonomous cars are years away? Toyota doesn’t think that’s the case, as the Japanese brand claims it will have drivable supercomputers on the road by 2020.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-14 06:00 PT
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
The Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic announced a new joint venture to develop advanced automotive prismatic batteries for use in electric vehicles. The new joint venture aims to be operating by 2020.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-22 16:13 PT
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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.
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