Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2016) — Today Lexus debuted a national integrated marketing campaign for the entirely redesigned Lexus RX luxury crossover. With a modern interior wrapped in a chiseled exterior, the revolutionary new RX demonstrates that sophistication can have an edge. The marketing campaign targets customers looking for an SUV that’s as interesting as their dynamic lifestyles.
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 — Toyota announced its next-generation connected vehicle framework at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, accelerating its initiatives to provide its customers with greater convenience and increased data security. The framework builds on advances in automobile, IT, and communications systems to enhance Toyota vehicles with connected technologies.
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 — Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into an agreement with Ford and Livio to establish an industry development and operation framework to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). Other automakers and app developers are welcome to join this collaboration. Toyota will also commercialize a telematics system using SDL.
Making a Classic Entrance: Lexus Debuts Refreshed 2016 LX 570 Luxury Utility Vehicle at Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance
MONTEREY, Calif. – Aug. 13, 2015 – Pebble Beach might be known for golf 51 weeks out of the year, but for one week each August, the cars take over. The Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, which anchors Monterey Car Week, hosts some the world’s most beautiful classic automobiles and is also the ideal venue to introduce a flagship premier luxury sport-utility, the 2016 Lexus LX 570. With a powerful V8, sophisticated 4WD chassis and seating for eight, the Lexus LX 570 remains one of the few luxury utility vehicles that combines sumptuous luxury with true off-road capability.
Filed under: Green , Lexus , Toyota , Hybrid Lexus’s Mark Templin isn’t sold on plug-in hybrid powertrain technology as a viable way to reduce emissions. Continue reading Why Lexus shies away from plug-in hybrids Why Lexus shies away from plug-in hybrids originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Design/Style , Plants/Manufacturing , Buick , Cadillac , Ford , Land Rover , Toyota , Classics , Luxury We curate the week’s events with a focus on Ford’s latest design projects inspired by the GT supercar. Plus, we’ve got other news and notes from around the automotive world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball table, sailboat Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball table, sailboat originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Toyota , Japan , Emerging Technologies , Technology , Hydrogen The chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai doesn’t think that there’s a future in fast-charging EVs because they put too much strain on the electrical grid and have a short range. Unsurprisingly, he thinks the future is in hydrogen. Continue reading Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Toyota announces plans to build a new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, at the cost of around $1 billion, set to begin building 200,000 Corollas per year starting in 2019. Continue reading Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico plant Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico plant originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Toyota , Japan , Hydrogen Toyota will open a special showroom in Tokyo for the hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Continue reading Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell car gets its own special showroom Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell car gets its own special showroom originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink