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Toyota’s city electric vehicle, the i-ROAD, will be part of a carsharing experiment in Japan. The trial is set to start April ten and will go on until September 30, 2015. Both Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are partners in this carsharing project which will be held in central Tokyo. Park24 has approximately […]

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Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has scored a perfect “100A” in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014. This is the second year in a row that it has been nominated as a CDP global leader. The company said this accomplishment recognizes Nissan for its eco-friendly corporate policies and transparent information disclosure about its environmental […]

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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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Toyota announced it will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve both outstanding thermal efficiency and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10 percent. Toyota added the new engines leverage combustion and loss-reduction technologies Toyota has refined in its dedicated hybrid engines. Two engines will form the […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced consumer trials of the i-Road personal mobility vehicle are starting next week in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas and will run between March 24 and early June. Toyota said the i-Road offers a novel […]

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Yesterday, as Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will be launching more hybrids, it said it has crossed the six million unit global milestone in record time. Its 6.072 million sales include cumulative deliveries of its brands including Toyota, Lexus and other regional nameplates through the end of December 2013. Toyota added the latest million-unit milestone […]

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The cooperation between BMW and Toyota is bearing its first fruit in the form of a small diesel engine. The Verso 1.6 D-4D compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) will be the first Toyota to be powered by an engine supplied by the BMW Group; this is the result of an agreement signed by both manufacturers two […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it has developed a next-generation advanced driving support system, Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA), which uses automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. AHDA links two automated driving technologies to reduce driver workload: Cooperative-adaptive Cruise Control, which wirelessly communicates with preceding vehicles to maintain a safe distance; and Lane […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday, October 10, that it has developed a Pre-collision System (PCS) that uses automatic steering in addition to increased pre-collision braking force and automatic braking to help prevent collisions with pedestrians. This announcement comes a couple of days after Law Firm of McCuneWright, LLP, announced the filing of a nationwide class […]

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