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How can cities address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology and connected vehicles? Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota stated […]

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Toyota is playing catch-up with incorporating aluminum into its more popular vehicles, unlike rivals Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The three North American automakers have wholly embraced the material, starting with hoods and panels in pickups and big SUVs, and spreading through — in the case of Chrysler — about 80 percent of its lineup. […]

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After helping find the place, real estate strategy firm JLL will be Toyota’s third partner in building the company’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. Toyota said it has already tapped developer KDC and design firm Corgan. JLL will provide project management services, helping keep the enormous undertaking on track and on target. “We […]

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Toyota is providing 70 ultra-compact electric vehicles for Cité lib by Ha:Mo, an urban mobility project to be launched in Grenoble, France Oct. 1. The automaker is providing a fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. The three and four-wheelers are set to prove how clean and easy urban motoring can be by […]

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Toyota has decided not to pull its punches anymore when discussing the success of its hybrids. While applauding other manufacturers “expanding the popularity of hybrid vehicles,” the company still “retains hybrid leadership worldwide.” Toyota is celebrating “its utter hybrid dominance” by offering a special edition of its 2015 Prius. Built on the mid-range Three trim […]

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Wanting to make tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota is strengthening its efforts and research into safety technology as well as into automated- and connected-vehicle technologies. Toyota explained its Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will […]

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Toyota gained Japanese government approval to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. This thereby handles one of the main issues with hydrogen vehicles in that high tank pressures must be sustainable, durable, and reliable. The company said this approval is an important production staging post in its program to launch its first fuel cell vehicle. […]

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Imagine building cars for over 25 years and being surprised with the keys to your own hybrid car, one that you just helped build. That is what happened to Tom Keith. He was the envy of all 7,000 Toyota Georgetown team members when the company announced he had won a 2014 Camry Hybrid in a […]

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While Toyota especially has proven bullish about the prospects of the future hydrogen infrastructure, questions still remain about finding a safe and stable source of hydrogen, and ultimately how much it will cost future users. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota, used the figures of $30 for 300 miles to refuel […]

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It isn’t often that Toyota shows a self-aware sense of humor in its press releases. The latest example, listing three reasons why hybrids should be in everyone’s driveway, starts like this: “You don’t have to be a pious Prius driver (but it sure helps) to enjoy the benefits of hybrid technology.” The pious Prius driver […]

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