Toyota Motor Corp subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., which is an expansion of the operations of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced the acquisition of Renovo Motors, Inc. (“Renovo”), a Silicon Valley-based vehicle software developer. Renovo will help advance Woven Planet’s mission to create software-programmable vehicles for Toyota.
FutureCar Staff 2021-09-28 13:15 PT
The proposed bill gives massive incentives to shoppers that purchase a union-made electric car that’s assembled in the United States, leaving brands like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla out of the mix.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-18 16:00 PT
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp is making a massive investment in electric vehicle battery technologies. The automaker announced on Tuesday that it is investing up to $13.5 billion to develop advanced battery technologies for its future lineup of electrified vehicles. Toyota’s ongoing development of batteries is also designed to reduce the battery costs per vehicle by 50% by the second half of the 2020s.
Eric Walz2021-09-07 13:35 PT
The engine block in your Toyota vehicle may contain recycled beverage cans and other repurposed aluminum. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Tennessee (TMMTN), the factory that builds engine blocks and transmission housings for every Toyota vehicle sold in the U.S., is using recycled aluminum to create thousands of them each day.
Eric Walz2021-08-19 12:35 PT
Toyota announced that it will reproduce spare parts in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Land Cruiser on Aug 1, 2021. The parts will be reproduced for 40 Series Land Cruiser, which was produced between 1960 and 1984, as part of the GR Heritage Parts Project set up by Toyota to reproduce and resell spare parts for its older sports cars, such as the Supra.
Eric Walz2021-08-02 11:00 PT
Toyota Motor Corp announced its new Driver Companion and digital owners manual, which features a AI-powered voice-activated virtual assistant the automaker calls “Joya” to help drivers learn all about the features and controls of their vehicle. The interactive app, which replaces the printed owners manual, is powered by Google Cloud
FutureCar Staff 2021-07-23 09:15 PT
Toyota Motor Co subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. announced it acquired New York-based spatial AI mapping company CARMERA, Inc. The Woven Planet teams will tap into CARMERA’s core technology that can update HD maps used by autonomous vehicles with crowdsourced data collected from vehicle dash cams.
FutureCar Staff 2021-07-15 10:30 PT
Toyota Motor Corp recently showcased its bZ4X concept at its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas as a gesture of its commitment to electrification. Here's what we know about the automaker's upcoming electric SUV.
Manish Kharinta2021-06-21 08:45 PT
Computer vision company Mobileye and German automotive technology company ZF will supply automaker Toyota Motor Corp with safety technology for its future vehicles. The two companies were chosen by Toyota to develop Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which will be used in multiple vehicle platforms within several years, including SAE Level 2 and higher autonomous driving systems.
Eric Walz2021-05-18 10:00 PT
The BZ name is just one of seven trademarks the Japanese automaker filed for, potentially creating a harmonious lineup of electric vehicles that use the “BZ” moniker.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-04-19 07:00 PT
While electric automaker Tesla focuses on the rollout of its “Full Self-Driving'' feature that is intended to operate without human intervention, Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is taking a different approach to self-driving vehicles. Toyota has developed an AI-powered autonomous driving system called “Advanced Drive” that allows the driver and vehicle to communicate with each other, handing off control of the vehicle seamlessly between driver and vehicle as needed.
Eric Walz2021-04-09 08:00 PT
Toyota’s electrification strategy is rapidly picking up pace, and an all-electric Lexus SUV will soon join the luxury brand's portfolio.
Manish Kharinta2021-02-21 14:15 PT
Toyota Motor Corp announced that three new electrified models are coming to the U.S. in 2021. Two of the vehicles will be fully-electric and the third will be a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. Although Toyota is a global leader in hybrid and fuel cell technology, beginning with the launch of the Prius over 20 years ago, the automaker has not yet offered any fully-electric vehicles in North America.
FutureCar Staff 2021-02-11 13:05 PT
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp is the latest automaker to partner with a tech startup on the development of autonomous driving technology. On Tuesday, Silicon Valley startup Aurora innovation Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Toyota to add autonomous driving capabilities to its future models, beginning with the popular Toyota Sienna minivan.
Eric Walz2021-02-10 08:30 PT
This very well could be the electric vehicle that Toyota will build in partnership with Subaru.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-14 06:40 PT
On Wednesday, Toyota Motor Corp launched the completely redesigned hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and its available from Toyota dealers in Japan starting today. The redesigned Toyota Mirai sedan was first unveiled as a concept vehicle at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. At the event, Toyota provided an early glimpse of the advances it has made with the new Mirai, including technical design improvements, a longer range and a more spacious interior.
FutureCar Staff 2020-12-09 11:45 PT
Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and its truck division Hino USA announced on Monday an agreement to jointly develop a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market. The two companies will combine the newly developed Hino XL Series truck which normally runs on diesel fuel with Toyota's zero emissions fuel cell technology.
FutureCar Staff 2020-10-06 11:50 PT
This isn’t the first time Toyota has made a large claim about electrified vehicle sales, but the automaker’s latest projection has been moved up by five years.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-04 07:30 PT
If you’re looking for great all-electric range from your compact SUV, the RAV4 Prime has it in spades.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-07-12 07:15 PT
Toyota Motor Corp is an industry leader in developing advanced automotive safety systems and its latest technology will reduce the chance of an accident and vehicle damage if a driver misapplies the accelerator pedal. The feature is called “Acceleration Suppression System” and its is being introduced on the Toyota Prius and Prius PHV models in Japan starting July 1.
Eric Walz2020-07-01 13:15 PT
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