Toyota Updates its THUMS Virtual Crash Dummy Software

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. today release Version 6 of the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS*) virtual crash dummy software. Researched and developed for over 20 years by the two companies, THUMS simulates detailed…

Toyota and Panasonic to work together to build batteries for cars

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) concluded this week that a business-integration contract and a joint-venture contract toward the establishment of a new company (joint venture) related to the automotive prismatic battery business. The details of the agreements…

Toyota Research Institute Rolls-out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Next week, the bright lights of Las Vegas will once again shine on the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) when it introduces the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle on Jan. 7 at CES®. The P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation…

Toyota develops “Total-care Service” Designed for Ride-hailing Companies

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces today “Total-care Service,” a pioneering set of mobility services specially designed for ride-hailing companies. Working with ride-hailing companies, Total-care Service will enable Toyota to leverage onboard telematics data through a shared information platform and provide…

DOCOMO and Toyota Conduct Successful Remote Control of T-HR3 Humanoid Robot Using 5G

NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced that they have successfully controlled the Toyota-developed T-HR3 humanoid robot in trials using fifth-generation mobile communications (5G) under a test environment with control from a remote location (a distance of approximately…

“Toyota Safety Sense” Preventive Safety Package-equipped Vehicles Top 10 Million Units Globally

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announces the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10 million unit mark, approximately three and a half years after its March 2015…

Toyota Unveils New Corolla Sedans, sleek design, large screen inside

Toyota has unveiled new sedan models in the Corolla series (known in China as “Corolla” and “Levin”) in a world premiere at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which opened November 16. The new models deliver enhanced basic performance achieved by…

Toyota to Unveil New Corolla and New Levin Sedans at China’s Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

Toyota will unveil new sedan models in the Corolla series (known in China as “Corolla” and “Levin”) in a world premiere at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, which is scheduled to be held from November 16. Exhibits planned for the…

Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance to Establish Business Alliance to Develop Advanced Automated Driving Technology

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (Tokio Marine & Nichido) announce their agreement to establish a business alliance to develop advanced automated driving technology. Through this alliance,…

Toyota to have the have Android Auto available

Toyota has agreed to add in the availability of Android Auto for their vehicles according to a report by Bloomberg. After only having Apple’s CarPlay available, Toyota has finally agreed to let Google in after showing concerns about security and…

Toyota Yaris Y20 celebrating 20 years of Yaris

The Yaris hasn’t really kicked it off here in Malaysia mainly because small cars from Perodua do dominate the market due to their prices. It makes cars like the Yaris feel expensive thanks to the taxes imposed and hence it…

Toyota invests in Uber and agree to collaborate on autonomous ride-sharing

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from…

Toyota advances with a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck

While the world is focused on what Elon Musk has unveiled which is the electric semi truck, Toyota, on the other hand, does what it does best, continue to push the boundaries and trod along ahead of the competition. Here…

Toyota AI Ventures Launches Call for Innovation to Fund Robotics Startups Focused on Mobile Manipulation

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures unveiled a global “call for innovation” today in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Designed to spur entrepreneurial innovation by identifying key technology gaps, the initiative uses a call-and-response approach to offer promising startups the…

Toyota Connected Day the highlights [+video]

Watch how Toyota is trying to meet the demands of the new generation of car owners where pure performance may no longer be the key factor that drives ownership. Here is what President Akio Toyoda and Executive Vice President Shigeki Tomoyama have to say about…

Toyota’s future in China is electric

Toyota announced that it plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its “Corolla” and “Levin” passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its “C-HR” / “IZOA” compact SUV…

Shell and Toyota move forward with hydrogen facility for freight at Port of Long Beach

Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US (“Shell”), and Toyota have been provisionally awarded $8 million by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen-truck refueling station at the Port of Long Beach. The funding,…

Lexus reveals the new Lexus ES

Lexus has released the first full image of the all-new ES ahead of the sedan’s global debut next week. The seventh generation ES springs from a re-imagined luxury equation, featuring engaging design, athletic performance and renowned Lexus refinement. It will be…

NVidia and Toyota suspends autonomous testing amidst Uber crash

As our hearts and wishes go to the family of Elaine Herzberg, who was killed in a crash by an Uber autonomous vehicle, NVidia and Toyota have decided to suspend their autonomous testing on public roads. Ms Herzberg was pushing her…

Hydrogen, the next alternative fuel source?

Electric cars and vehicles seem to be the buzz these days. The technology sounds clean but getting the materials to build your batteries and even the fuel to power the electric grid isn’t. There is another movement and that movement…

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