Silver Spring , Md. (April 28, 2011) – Toyota and Discovery Education announced today the ten high school student winners of the 2011 Toyota Teen Driver Sweepstakes .
Filed under: Hybrid , Technology , Videos , Toyota Toyota Entune inside the 2012 Prius V – Click above to watch the video after the jump Toyota will be launching its new Entune infotainment system later this year – a product that pairs with a customer’s Internet- and Bluetooth-equipped smartphone to bring a host of applications right into the car’s navigation screen. Entune is the Japanese automaker’s answer to Ford’s SYNC system, and we recently had the chance to get a first-hand look at Toyota’s latest creation inside of the upcoming 2012 Prius V . Entune made its official debut at CES back in January, combining functional apps like Bing search and real-time XM information (traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks) with entertainment features like Pandora and iHeartRadio. What’s more, Entune adds restaurant booking capability via OpenTable and allows you to research movie times through MovieTickets.com. Of course, there’s a slate of safety features like collision notification and roadside assistance, similar to those found in Lexus’ Enform system. We sat down inside the 2012 Prius V with Toyota’s corporate manager for advanced technology, Jim Pisz, to see exactly how Entune works. Pisz tells us that the Prius V will be the first Toyota vehicle to feature Entune, but that we will likely see it spread to higher-volume models like the Camry and Tacoma by the end of the year. In all, Entune looks to be a pretty slick system. The touch-screen display is easy to navigate, though it isn’t as visually appealing as the Blue Oval’s MyFord Touch . See a full walk-through of Entune for yourself in the video after the jump .
Toyota to Send 24 Educators on Inaugural Visit to South Africa for Toyota International Teacher Program
TORRANCE, Calif., April 27, 2011 – A group of 24 U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to South Africa through the Toyota International Teacher Program.
TORRANCE, CALIF. (April 25, 2011) – Toyota today announced the 500 nonprofit organizations selected as finalists in the “100 Cars for Good” program…
NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2011; Posted at 10:00 AM EDT) Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today that it will continue production of the Prius along with the Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h at two plants in Japan, although at less than capacity.
Lexus CT 200h Supercharged – Fox Marketing
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 20, 2011) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. has announced the 25 finalists in its Ideas for Good challenge, a unique initiative centered on what the company has been doing for many years: repurposing its innovative automotive technology to benefit society in the non-automotive space. These finalists will now compete for the public’s votes in an attempt to bring their ideas to life during a prototyping session in June.
April 20, 2011 – New York – Scion unveiled the rear-wheel drive FR-S Concept sports coupe today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.