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Toyota Leads $590 Million Funding Round in California VTOL Aircraft Startup Joby Aviation

Toyota Leads $590 Million Funding Round in California VTOL Aircraft Startup Joby Aviation

One of the world’s biggest automakers is placing a big bet on “flying cars.” Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp announced it led a $590 million Series C funding round in California-based vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft startup Joby Aviation.

Eric Walz2020-01-15 15:05 PT

Toyota’s New Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Sedan Could Become a Serious Alternative to Electric Cars

Toyota’s New Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Sedan Could Become a Serious Alternative to Electric Cars

Toyota Europe today unveiled some new photos of the second generation fuel cell electric Mirai sedan and it looks impressive. The car is set to launch later this year in Japan and will be followed by North America and Europe.

Eric Walz2020-01-14 12:20 PT

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

China’s BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-11-08 11:00 PT

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

The tests will be timed perfectly with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-01 14:45 PT

Toyota Confirms a Compact Mass-Market EV, Here's What We Know So Far

Toyota Confirms a Compact Mass-Market EV, Here's What We Know So Far

Toyota has revealed a tiny, production-ready prototype of its mass-market electric car at the 2019 Tokyo motor show

Manish Kharinta2019-10-27 12:30 PT

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota Motor Corp, the world’s second largest automaker, announced today that it will preview the next generation of its zero-emission Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

Eric Walz2019-10-10 15:00 PT

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-13 18:30 PT

Toyota Enters Partnership With Chinese Startup Pony.Ai for Autonomous Tech

Toyota Enters Partnership With Chinese Startup Pony.Ai for Autonomous Tech

The new partnership looks to be promising for both companies, as they’ve set their sights on coming out with a pilot in September that will see self-driving tech being driven around in Beijing and Shanghai.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-02 05:45 PT

Toyota Begins Autonomous Driving Tests on Public Roads in Europe

Toyota Begins Autonomous Driving Tests on Public Roads in Europe

After successful test runs in the U.S. and Japan, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced the beginning of autonomous driving (AD) on public roads in Europe. TME is testing its in-house developed autonomous driving technology in the city center of Brussels, Belgium.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-16 18:30 PT

Toyota Testing New Solar Panels to Increase EV Range

Toyota Testing New Solar Panels to Increase EV Range

Toyota, with some help from Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO, covered a Prius with its latest solar panels that increase range by 27.7 miles a day.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-14 07:00 PT

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China’s internet search giant Baidu is partnering with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving cars.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-08 18:49 PT

SoftBank, Toyota's Self-driving Car Venture to Add Five Additional Automakers: Sources

SoftBank, Toyota's Self-driving Car Venture to Add Five Additional Automakers: Sources

The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor will receive investment from an additional five Japanese automakers, two sources familiar with the matter said, broadening backing for the all-Japan effort.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-27 05:00 PT

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

​Toyota Motor Corp is speeding up its timeline of having half of its global vehicle sales electric. To support the ambitious new timeline, Toyota said will turn to Chinese suppliers to supply the batteries needed for the new crop of electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-07 12:39 PT

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 Halts Plans to Include Short-Range Communications Tech in Vehicles for the U.S. Market

Toyota Halts Plans to Include Short-Range Communications Tech in Vehicles for the U.S. Market

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 to Sell Electric Vehicle Technology to Chinese EV Startup Singulato

Toyota to Sell Electric Vehicle Technology to Chinese EV Startup Singulato

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 to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

Toyota to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

​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 to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology

Toyota to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology

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

Toyota Aims to Have a Autonomous Car on Sale in a Year

Toyota Aims to Have a Autonomous Car on Sale in a Year

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

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

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