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Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bob Carter

Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference - Bob Carter

January 14, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.... more

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

January 14, 2015
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2015) – Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving.  A video of the virtual reality experience can be found here – www.toyota.us/14WI1B9.
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Time for a Bob Talk. Check out Toyota Senior Vice President Bob Carter’s Presentation at Deutsche Bank 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference

Time for a Bob Talk. Check out Toyota Senior Vice President Bob Carter’s Presentation at Deutsche Bank 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference

January 13, 2015
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter will speak at Deutsche Bank’s 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 7:15 a.m. EST.
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2015 NAIAS - 2016 Lexus GS F Debut

2015 NAIAS - 2016 Lexus GS F Debut

January 13, 2015
Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken introduces the 2016 Lexus GS F at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. ... more

Lexus Adds to the ‘F’ Brand Stable With Addition of GS F Sedan

Lexus Adds to the ‘F’ Brand Stable With Addition of GS F Sedan

January 13, 2015
DETROIT (Jan. 13, 2015) – Throaty rumbles and nimble handling aren’t just for sport coupes. Meet the all-new 2016 Lexus GS F performance sedan.  It is not a standard luxury sedan or track car. The GS F rolled into the North American International Auto Show today with a growl, four doors and enough cabin space to comfortably accommodate five adults.... more

Delivering the Goods: Toyota North America Built Nearly Two Million Vehicles in 2014

Delivering the Goods: Toyota North America Built Nearly Two Million Vehicles in 2014

January 09, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (January 9, 2015) – After roughly three decades of delivering products with the highest safety, quality, design and value, Toyota North America marks a historic record with 1,985,501 vehicles produced in 2014, a 7 percent increase. In addition, Toyota built a record 1,909,848 engines, an 11 percent increase from 2013. Stronger demand was driven in part by the redesigned Camry, Corolla, Highlander and RAV4 models.  
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Sustainable Selection: Toyota Picks BHDP Architecture to Design New Digs in Michigan and Kentucky

Sustainable Selection: Toyota Picks BHDP Architecture to Design New Digs in Michigan and Kentucky

January 09, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2015) – The vision: “always better cars.” The project: Toyota’s new facilities in York Township, Mich., and Georgetown, Ky. The partner: Cincinnati-based BHDP Architecture.... more

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

January 05, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter discusses hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, and announces royalty free use of all fuel cell patents during Toyota’s press conference at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2015.  ... more

Toyota Opens the Door and Invites the Industry to the Hydrogen Future

Toyota Opens the Door and Invites the Industry to the Hydrogen Future

January 05, 2015
LAS VEGAS, (Jan. 5, 2015) – Toyota is opening the door to the hydrogen future, making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced today at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, this Toyota initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world.... more

December 2014 Sales Conference Notes

December 2014 Sales Conference Notes

January 05, 2015
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken review December 2014 sales.  ... more

Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 12.7 Percent in December; 6.2 Percent for 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Results Up 12.7 Percent in December; 6.2 Percent for 2014

January 05, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported December 2014 sales of 215,057, an increase of 12.7 percent from December 2013 on a volume basis.  With one additional selling day in December of 2014, sales were up 8.4 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. 
 
For the year TMS reported sales of 2,373,771 vehicles, a 6.2 percent increase.... more

December 2014 Sales Chart

December 2014 Sales Chart

January 05, 2015

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

December 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 — On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
 
In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test – naming it a Top Safety Pick+. The Toyota Sienna was also the only minivan awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick + designation.  IIHS also recognized four additional Toyota and Scion vehicles as 2015 Top Safety Picks.... more

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

December 22, 2014
Toyota takes waste management seriously. That’s why all materials—everything used to make our vehicles, not just what ends up in the final product—and processes are evaluated to improve chemical management and waste minimization.
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Greenbacks for Green Ideas

Greenbacks for Green Ideas

December 19, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.... more

More Toyota in the Motor City

More Toyota in the Motor City

December 18, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Toyota announced today that it is planning another expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses. This marks the third time in just over a year that Toyota has announced plans to increase employment and investment in Michigan. Today’s announcement features a total investment of $126 million for the expansion of Toyota’s powertrain operations at its Ann Arbor campus and the consolidation of vehicle development operations at a new facility on its York Township campus.... more

Toyota Lends Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Hospitals Across Japan

Toyota Lends Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Hospitals Across Japan

December 18, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 18, 2014 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has begun lending its "Walk Training Assist" and "Balance Training Assist" rehabilitation-aid partner robots for clinical trials to be conducted in medical facilities across Japan. The robots are designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.... more

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

December 10, 2014
Kentuckians will soon be breathing a little easier.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant.
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Toyota Announces Winners of Silicon Valley App Design Competition

Toyota Announces Winners of Silicon Valley App Design Competition

December 09, 2014
San Mateo, Cala, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Toyota Motor Corporation awarded Eye in the Sky $10,000 for developing the best app for its CAN-Gateway ECU platform, which uses data from vehicle sensors. The winning app was created as part of the Onramp 2014 Challenge, a codefest held on December 6 and 7 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Eye in the Sky competed in a talent-heavy field of more than 20 teams of top-level Silicon Valley developers, with a diverse range of entrants from the IT and startup communities.... more

Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

December 04, 2014
When it comes to stewardship of that most precious liquid H2O, Toyota’s approach is anything but watered down. 
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Abbas Saadat: Verbal Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade

Abbas Saadat: Verbal Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade

December 03, 2014
Verbal testimony of Abbas Saadat, Regional Product Safety Executive of Toyota North America and vice president for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc., to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade, on Dec. 3, 2014.... more

From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

December 03, 2014
Who isn’t worried about water these days? Concerned about carbon? Count us in.

That’s why we've sold more than 2.4 million Toyota and Lexus hybrids in North America, which save approximately 500 million gallons of gasoline annually.... more

Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators

Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators

December 02, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec 2, 2014 Toyota today called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls. The goal of this initiative is to address affected automakers’ issues related to the airbag inflator recalls and supplement testing being undertaken by Takata in order to address customer concerns about safety.... more

November 2014 Sales Conference Notes

November 2014 Sales Conference Notes

December 02, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development Steve Hearne review November 2014 sales.... more

November 2014 Sales Chart

November 2014 Sales Chart

December 02, 2014

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