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Toyota asking NHTSA for fuel cell car safety exemption regarding electric shocks

Toyota asking NHTSA for fuel cell car safety exemption regarding electric shocks

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Technology , Toyota , Electric Toyota is requesting an exemption from federal safety regulations that govern electric cars as it prepares to launch a small-scale hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle fleet. The Japanese automaker is targeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 305 , which covers the packaging of high-voltage parts in electric cars. According to Uncle Sam, these systems need to be isolated so that passengers and first responders aren’t electrocuted in the event of a crash. That seems pretty smart, but it’s become a problem for Toyota’s upcoming production fuel cell vehicle, as the mechanism that prevents electric shocks in low-speed crashes will apparently simply keep Toyota’s car from even functioning. Instead of the federally approved system, Bloomberg reports that Toyota plans to insulate the high-voltage wires and cables in the car, along with shielding electrical components like the fuel cells, electric motor and batteries with (presumably non-conductive) metal barriers. It’s unclear if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will bow to Toyota’s request, but the government safety watchdog might be swayed in light of the fact that the company is targeting a very small number of sales – 2,500 per year – and it still has a plan in place to protect first responders and vehicle occupants. Toyota asking NHTSA for fuel cell car safety exemption regarding electric shocks originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Fewest vehicles ever found eligible for Most American survey

Fewest vehicles ever found eligible for Most American survey

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Chevrolet , Chrysler , Dodge , GM , Honda , Toyota , SRT Once again, the most American car on the market is from an American brand. The Ford F-150 retained its number one spot in Cars.com ‘s annual survey of the most American vehicles, trumping the Toyota Camry , which remains at number two. Ford taking the top spot is small consolation, though, as the Detroit Three aren’t too well represented here. General Motors scored a win at number seven, with the Chevrolet Corvette , while Chrysler squeaked in at number ten, with the Dodge Viper . Outside of those three vehicles, Toyota and Honda dominate the top ten. What’s most remarkable, though, is that there were so few cars available for this year’s list. “Only ten cars were eligible for the American-Made Index this year. That’s the fewest in the study’s nine-year history. In 2013, 14 cars met the threshold, 20 in 2012 and 30 cars the year before that,” said Patrick Olsen, Editor-In-Chief of Cars.com . “This consistent decline points to global nature of cars these days.

Grenoble Becomes a ‘Smart City’ in October; Launching 100% Electric Car-Sharing Program Connected to Public Transport

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Grenoble, France, June 28, 2014

Future Connected Cars & Roads to Improve Safety, Fuel Efficiency and Quality of Life

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2014 –

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (23 de junio de 2014) –

Lexus IS Models Pull Major Upset in Sport Sedan Segment

June 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Delighting enthusiast drivers and luxury connoisseurs alike, the third-generation Lexus IS models continue to upset the balance of power among sport sedans for 2015, their sophomore season. The IS 250 and IS 350 models convey an aggressive yet elegant presence with the brand’s unmistakable spindle grille, L-theme LED daytime running lights and dynamic bodylines. The all-V6 lineup incudes the choice of 204-hp and 306-hp powertrains, with rear-wheel drive or all-weather drive. In both, silken power delivery combines with multi-link rear suspension and finely tuned electronic power steering derived from the Lexus GS sedan to deliver a rousing driving experience.

2015 Lexus IS 250/350 Product Information

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‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

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ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 – Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference. Unveiled earlier this week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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TORRANCE, Calif. (June 26, 2014)

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

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San Diego, CA (June 26, 2014) – As many as 300 new higher education scholarships will be created for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen over the next five years as a result of an additional $1.35 million contribution from Toyota to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Toyota has supported the Scholarship Foundation since 2004, and today’s gift brings Toyota’s total investment in the Foundation to more than $3 million.

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