Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

January 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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

August 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Why Lexus shies away from plug-in hybrids

Why Lexus shies away from plug-in hybrids

April 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball table, sailboat

Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball table, sailboat

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs

Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico plant

Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico plant

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell car gets its own special showroom

Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell car gets its own special showroom

April 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC

Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC

April 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Audi , MINI , Tesla , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Electric , Hydrogen Audi’s hybrid racer wins at Silverstone. Designer Jaime Hayon reimagines the future with the Mini Citysurfer electric scooter. Tesla’s first Australian Superchargers will be in Goulburn. Toyota is bringing the Mirai to the National Mall for Earth Day celebrations. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC Recharge Wrap-up: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro wins WEC opener, Toyota Mirai goes to DC originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

RC car drift video brings Fast and Furious style in 1:10 scale

RC car drift video brings Fast and Furious style in 1:10 scale

April 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Toys/Games , Videos , Mazda , Nissan , Toyota , Racing A quartet of RC drift machines hang their tails out together around this scale model world. Thanks to some skilled camera work, it almost looks real. Continue reading RC car drift video brings Fast and Furious style in 1:10 scale RC car drift video brings Fast and Furious style in 1:10 scale originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Experience the New York Auto Show by drone

Experience the New York Auto Show by drone

April 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Etc. , Videos , 2015 New York Auto Show , BMW , Buick , Dodge , Lexus , Mercedes-Benz , Toyota Take flight with a drone through the Javits Center to get a very serene look at the show floor of the 2015 New York Auto Show. Continue reading Experience the New York Auto Show by drone Experience the New York Auto Show by drone originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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