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While Google, Nissan, Toyota and others are pushing hard towards making vehicles less reliant on the people inside them, as with many burgeoning new technologies, there are some who believe such drastic changes are fraught with danger. According to a report in the Guardian, the FBI commissioned an internal study into the potential risks driverless […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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Seventy of Toyota’s i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact personal mobility electric vehicles will hit the road in Europe. As part of a three-year integrated EV car sharing and public transport test project being launched in Grenoble, France in the autumn, this will be i-ROAD’s first official on-road trial in Europe. Toyota said that this October, 70 […]

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The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is being delayed half a year from its proposed spring 2015 production launch to December 2015, say unidentified sources at Toyota. Citing a number of vaguely expressed issues the company wants to make sure it gets right, sources told Automotive News the company is of necessity pushing things back. Officially, Toyota […]

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Ever wondered who improves the vehicles we drive? Toyota gave a glimpse of one of its engineers in charge of improving its hybrid cars, Eric Dede. Toyota said futuristic concepts such as space and astronautics have always consumed Eric’s attention. That’s how he ended up as a senior engineer for the University of Michigan’s Space […]

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Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication are almost here, bringing with them a new set of benefits and challenges. Aiming to provide some answers on these challenges, Toyota testified today on the future of surface transportation before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology. “The […]

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The United States’ oldest National Park will be receiving more battery power. Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon be used to power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park. Toyota said it’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park. The company said the […]

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Four Japanese automakers are working together to make EV charging stations widely available through Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, (NCS) on Monday, May 26, to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles. The goal […]

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Toyota celebrated May 29 the 10th millionth vehicle built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) plant, a white Camry Hybrid. In a ceremony at the plant, the “first” Camry that came off the line in 1988 sat next to the 10-millionth vehicle.  Speaking to a crowd that included team members, community supporters and government […]

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Toyota announced it is using one of the hardest materials in nature, silicon carbide, to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent. The company and its partners announced May 20 that they have developed a silicon carbide (SiC) […]

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