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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

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

Lexus to Roll Out Brand New Active Safety Package from 2015

Lexus to Roll Out Brand New Active Safety Package from 2015

November 28, 2014
Torrance, Calif, Nov. 28, 2014 -- In line with the ultimate aim of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries, Lexus will next year launch the "Lexus Safety System +" package, a newly-developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. While Lexus vehicles already feature a wide range of safety technologies and systems based on the Integrated Safety Management Concept1, this latest package is aimed at further encouraging the uptake of safety technologies and will therefore be rolled out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.... more

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

November 19, 2014
New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2014 – More than 43 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year and ninety percent of them did so by car.1 That’s why, as we approach the busiest travel season of the year, travel safety information is more important than ever – especially for children.  Did you know that children’s winter coats should be removed before placing them in a car seat?  What about the startling fact that three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed?... more

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

Somebody’s Watching You, All Right… Your Teen Driver

November 06, 2014
NEW YORK (Nov. 6, 2014) – Put down that cup of coffee when you’re driving, Mom. And forget about checking that text while behind the wheel, Dad. Parents may think their teens aren’t paying attention to them, but the truth is the exact opposite. Safety research by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that parents are the number one influence on how their teenager will drive.  ... more

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

September 25, 2014
DETROIT (Sept. 25, 2014) – American cities are dramatically changing and face many challenges. How can they address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology?
 
Next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota is co-founder of the event and has been the presenting sponsor since its inception in 2007.
 
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Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2014) – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad. That’s why Toyota is committed to offering free teen driver safety clinics that bring the whole family together to learn about safety behind the wheel.  ... more

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 - What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Ken Koibuchi

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Ken Koibuchi

September 04, 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation General Manager of Intelligent Vehicle Development Ken Koibuchi speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Seigo Kuzumaki

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Seigo Kuzumaki

September 04, 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation Chief Safety Technology Officer Secretary Seigo Kuzumaki speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.... more

Toyota Brings Advanced Automated Vehicle Technology to U.S. Roads

Toyota Brings Advanced Automated Vehicle Technology to U.S. Roads

September 04, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 4, 2014) – It’s not science fiction anymore. Toyota is putting the future of auto safety technology on display, including environment-mapping systems that can track objects on the road both day and night, 3D information displays that transform the ability to provide road information to drivers, and an advanced driving support system that will be available to U.S. customers in the mid-decade.... more

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Bill Fay

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Bill Fay

September 04, 2014
TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay spoke at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. ... more

Toyota Helping to Protect Tomorrow's Drivers Today

Toyota Helping to Protect Tomorrow's Drivers Today

September 04, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 4, 2014) – With the goal of making tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced that it is significantly expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will present over the next decade.... more

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Parents can help steer their teenage drivers to safety by joining them during Toyota’s 11th year of offering free, driving skills programs. Toyota’s comprehensive TeenDrive365 platform gives families tips and resources for the critical first year of teen driving. The TeenDrive365 teen driver experience will go on the road to Pearl, Mississippi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii to teach defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving.... more

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

June 27, 2014
ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 – Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference. Unveiled earlier this week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.... more

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 -- Toyota is launching its first Southeast Asian road safety campaign in five1 ASEAN countries as the official automotive sponsor of Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour presented by Cornetto. The seven-time Grammy® Award winner and her critically acclaimed RED Tour will be making stops in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore this June.... more

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Seat Heater Non-Compliance Issue Creates Temporary Stop Sale On Certain Toyota Models

Seat Heater Non-Compliance Issue Creates Temporary Stop Sale On Certain Toyota Models

January 30, 2014
Toyota has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of certain Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles equipped with seat heaters in order to address a non-compliance issue.... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Corona High School Student Is Grand Prize Winner of 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

May 02, 2013
Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2013) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that Ryan Johnston, a high school student from Corona, California, was chosen by the public in an online vote as the grand prize winner of the 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. ... more

New Drivers Gain Critical Defensive Driving Skills and Confidence Behind the Wheel from Toyota's Teen Safe Driving Program

April 09, 2013
TORRANCE, CALIF. (April 9, 2013) – Toyota continues to offer its free-of-charge safe driving skills program, Toyota Driving Expectations, and comprehensive online resources with the goal of reducing motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death among teens.... more

Toyota Comments on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Small Overlap Test

December 20, 2012
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) periodically develops new, more severe or specialized tests which go beyond federal requirements. With this new test, the Institute has raised the bar again, and we will respond to the challenge. We are evaluating the new test protocols and can say that there will not be one single solution to achieve greater crash performance in this area.... more

Toyota Agrees to NHTSA Settlement Regarding Recall of 2010 Lexus RX

December 18, 2012
Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to settle claims related to the timeliness of its June 2012 recall to address the potential for accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured or incompatible driver’s side floor mat in the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h, without admitting to any violation of its obligations under the U.S. Safety Act.
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NHTSA Counterfeit Air Bags Consumer Safety Advisory

October 10, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 – Recently, Law Enforcement officials apprehended a counterfeit airbag ring in North Carolina. The arrests lead to the confiscation of over 1,500 counterfeit airbags for a variety of manufacturers and vehicle models. Counterfeit airbags are an industry wide problem and not limited to Toyota or Lexus.
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Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Launch Teen Driver Distraction Study

September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2012) – At a Safety Research Forum here yesterday, Toyota announced that it has teamed up with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to conduct a major new study of 5,600 teens and adults.
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Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches Seven New Projects and Four New Partnerships with Leading Academic and Research Institutions

September 13, 2012
Washington, DC, September 13, 2012 – At a Safety Research Forum here yesterday, Toyota announced the expansion of its groundbreaking partner-based automotive safety initiative with the launch of seven new research programs in partnership with leading research institutions from across North America.... more

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