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The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

The $4 million challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

November 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2017 -  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million-dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
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Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center to Study Societal Acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center to Study Societal Acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

November 15, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced five new research projects focused on better understanding how drivers use and respond to advanced vehicle technologies, including automated driver assistance systems. The new projects, undertaken in partnership with five U.S. research institutions, will launch as part of CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program designed to support and inform a safe transition to future mobility.... more

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

November 13, 2017
BONN, Germany, Nov. 13, 2017 -- As global leaders gathered at COP 23 in Bonn, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch the first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey. In addition to being a key pillar in of the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to develop US$2.5 tn of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.... more

Driverless Technology Advances With Partnership Between Toyota Research Institute and GoMentum Station

Driverless Technology Advances With Partnership Between Toyota Research Institute and GoMentum Station

October 30, 2017
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2017 –Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station to test autonomous vehicle technology at the 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), this partnership enables TRI to expand closed course testing of its two-prong approach to vehicle automation – Guardian and Chauffeur. ... more

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

Challenge accepted: Toyota production engineers turn status quo on head

October 30, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (October 30, 2017) It’s a big task, but Toyota Motor North America has the best and brightest accepting the challenge: innovate and problem solve to create the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today’s newly opened $80 million, 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art and environmentally-conscious Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is the final building constructed under the “One Toyota” project, and is both a statement on Toyota’s commitment to investing in the future of American manufacturing and a home base for a key group of more than 600 Toyota engineers.... more

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

October 12, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - If you see a big-rig driving around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that seems oddly quiet and quick, do not be alarmed!  It’s just the future.... more

Mazda, Denso, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract for Electric Vehicles

Mazda, Denso, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract for Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2017
TOYOTA CITY, Japan, September 28, 2017—Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), Denso Corporation (Denso), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a contract today to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects.
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Toyota Research Institute Releases Video Showing First Demonstration of Guardian and Chauffeur Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Toyota Research Institute Releases Video Showing First Demonstration of Guardian and Chauffeur Autonomous Vehicle Platform

September 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has released a video showing the first demonstration of its Guardian and Chauffeur autonomous vehicle platform. ... more

Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates Progress in Advanced Technology Research

Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates Progress in Advanced Technology Research

September 27, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is demonstrating its progress in the development of automated driving technology and other project work to the investor community this week.... more

Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations to California

Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations to California

September 13, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sept. 13, 2017 -- On August 9, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) awarded a grant of $16,362,500 to Equilon Enterprises LLC a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company (collectively, “Shell”) for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.... more

Toyota Recognized as a Top 10 Company Changing the World by Fortune Magazine

Toyota Recognized as a Top 10 Company Changing the World by Fortune Magazine

September 07, 2017
PLANO, Texas (September 7, 2017) – For the second time in three years, Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. Ranking Toyota at #8 of the top 50 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for its hydrogen strategy to reduce carbon emissions and the mass market introduction of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai.
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Toyota Creates “Connected Technologies” to Advance In-Car User Experience

Toyota Creates “Connected Technologies” to Advance In-Car User Experience

August 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas (August 28, 2017) Toyota Motor North America today announced the decision to form a new group focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Leveraging the company’s new “One Toyota” structure, the newly formed “Connected Technologies” group will have approximately 100 positions and will include members from Toyota’s existing teams working on connected vehicles, information systems, and research and development. Combining Toyota’s various strategy, planning, development, engineering and operations for connected service and hardware systems, will help advance and personalize the in-car technology experience for customers. The transition to the new group will start immediately.... more

Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Pilot Test New Car Share Application

Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Pilot Test New Car Share Application

August 16, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 16, 2017 – Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu. The suite of software and services is an important part of Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) which will offer various functions to enable a more convenient mobility experience. When the employee-only pilot testing program concludes, Servco, the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Hawaii, will use the car-sharing technology to launch a new Honolulu-based car share business by the end of 2017.
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Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

August 10, 2017
TOKYO, (Aug. 10, 2017) -- DENSO Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The objective of the consortium is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.... more

The Graphic Truth About TNGA

The Graphic Truth About TNGA

August 02, 2017
As the era of Toyota New Global Architecture arrives in North America with production of the 2018 Camry, we thought we’d give you an eye-catching, interactive look under the hood of Toyota’s revolutionary new manufacturing process at www.TNGAInfo.com
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Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches New Research Tracks to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches New Research Tracks to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

August 02, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 02, 2017 – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced a sweeping set of new research programs studying the opportunities and addressing the challenges of emerging vehicle technologies. The eleven projects, launched in partnership with eight leading research institutions in North America, mark the first projects launched under CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program that continues to support a safer transition to the future of mobility.... more

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution.... more

Toyota Wins Altair Enlighten Award for Weight Savings Efforts

Toyota Wins Altair Enlighten Award for Weight Savings Efforts

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota was presented with an Altair Enlighten Award for its use of innovative weight reducing vehicle closure systems at today’s CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). The award program honored Toyota’s use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on the Prius Prime liftgate and Lexus LC 500 side doors and luggage hatch.... more

2016 - 2017 Toyota Mirai Product Information

2016 - 2017 Toyota Mirai Product Information

July 27, 2017

Toyota Research Institute to Bring Disruptive Tech to Market Faster With Toyota AI Ventures

Toyota Research Institute to Bring Disruptive Tech to Market Faster With Toyota AI Ventures

July 11, 2017
Los Altos, Calif., July 11, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will invest an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies.... more

Retired Army Ranger and Robot Sidekick Conduct Special Ops for Toyota

Retired Army Ranger and Robot Sidekick Conduct Special Ops for Toyota

June 30, 2017
Daytona, Florida (June 30, 2017) – Decorated U.S. war veteran Romulo (Romy) Camargo starts his day like most of us. He wakes up, gets a drink of water, has some breakfast, brushes his teeth and gets dressed. But for Camargo, whose injuries in Afghanistan left him paralyzed from the neck down, these morning routines require some assistance. And Toyota is learning how to help.
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The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

Toyota Leads Innovation With Three-peat!

Toyota Leads Innovation With Three-peat!

June 05, 2017
York Township, Mich. (June 5, 2017) – In the quickly evolving world of mobility, staying ahead of the technology curve is no easy task. For the third year in a row, Toyota hasn’t just kept up with the pack, they’ve set the pace. A recently released report, “Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2016,” which is published by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), shows that Toyota was awarded 1,540 U.S. patents in 2016 -- more than any other automaker.... more

CSRC 2017 Report

CSRC 2017 Report

May 31, 2017

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) Launches CSRC Next to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) Launches CSRC Next to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

May 31, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 31, 2017) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today formally launched the next phase of its research mission, celebrating the successful conclusion of its first five years of auto safety research. The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade.... more

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