His job? To walk in front of vehicles. Steve is a moving dummy (also known as a mannequin) that stands in for a pedestrian crossing a road. Mannequins like Steve – which come in adult and child sizes – mimic different walking speeds and angles to allow for realistic testing situations.
Filed under: 2015 New York Auto Show , Lexus , Toyota , Safety , Technology , Crossover , Sedan , Budget , Hybrid , Luxury Toyota unveils its Toyota Safety System and Lexus Safety System+, both centered around autonomous-braking capability, aimed at bringing advanced driver safety and convenience features way down in price. Continue reading Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , BMW , Toyota , Coupe , Future , Hybrid , Performance Car and Driver reports that the Toyota Supra will arrive as a 2018 model and hide a BMW-sourced, turbocharged inline-six under the hood, not a hybrid. Continue reading Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo? Coming Toyota Supra to forgo hybrid, get a BMW six-cylinder turbo? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
NEW YORK, NY, March 30, 2015 – The world’s first compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the world’s first luxury crossover SUV are helping to bring advanced safety technology to the mass market; raising the bar and lowering the price.
Filed under: Earnings/Financials , UAW/Unions , BMW , Chevrolet , Fiat , Ford , GM , Honda , Hyundai , Kia , Mercedes-Benz , Nissan , Toyota , Volkswagen A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics. Continue reading Foreign automakers pay from $38 to $65 per hour to non-union workers Foreign automakers pay from $38 to $65 per hour to non-union workers originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Fuel Efficiency , Hatchback , Hybrid Toyota’s integrated design, development, and build processes under the Toyota New Global Architecture banner could bestow the 2016 Prius with 58 mpg combined. Continue reading Toyota’s new TNGA platform could boost Prius to 58 mpg Toyota’s new TNGA platform could boost Prius to 58 mpg originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
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Toyota Exhibit at New York Auto Show Features New RAV4 Hybrid and Tacoma Models, Engaging Activations
NEW YORK (March 26, 2015) – Want to see what mobility looks like today? Tomorrow? Visitors to the New York International Auto Show will glimpse exactly that when they check out the Toyota exhibit. They’ll see the newest hybrid model in the Toyota line-up, the RAV4 Hybrid. The RAV4 Hybrid, the fuel-efficient iteration of one of the company’s best-selling, award-winning vehicles, is making its world debut in New York.
NEW YORK (March 27, 2015) – Bright lights, big city, tremendous new products. At this year’s New York International Auto Show, visitors will see the evolution of Scion through two new models on display for the first time – iM and iA. Revealed to the world in New York, these two vehicles appeal to a savvy generation of young, urban drivers who have unique perspectives and needs.
Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Toyota , Coupe , Hybrid , Racing Toyota is preparing to defend its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship and take on the likes of Porsche and Audi at Le Mans with the newly revised 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 racing prototype. Continue reading Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos] Toyota reveals updated TS040 Hybrid LMP1 for 2015 [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink