Filed under: Government/Legal , Ferrari , Ford , Nissan , Porsche , Toyota , Performance We curate the week’s events with a focus on the Ferrari, Ford and Porsche sports cars set to roll out at the Geneva Motor Show. Plus, other news and notes from around the automotive world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ferrari, Ford and Porsche power up for Geneva Weekly Recap: Ferrari, Ford and Porsche power up for Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the 2015 J.D. Power Automotive Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at Deutsche Bank's 2015 Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Filed under: Green , Marketing/Advertising , CES , Dodge , Ford , Mercedes-Benz , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Concept Cars , Hydrogen , Supercars We curate the week’s events with a focus on Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell strategy. Plus other news and notes from the automotive world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Toyota propels hydrogen fuel cells Weekly Recap: Toyota propels hydrogen fuel cells originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Technology , CES , Audi , BMW , Chrysler , Fiat , Ford , GM , Hyundai , Mazda , Toyota , Volkswagen , Apple , Google CES 2015 might as well be called the 2015 Automotive Tech Show, as OEMs and tech companies flock to show off their cutting-edge wares in Las Vegas. Continue reading 2015 will be the biggest year ever for cars at CES 2015 will be the biggest year ever for cars at CES originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Earnings/Financials Toyota’s decision to move its US headquarters from its longtime home in Torrance, CA, to Plano, TX, was one of the biggest stories in the automotive industry this spring. With several months since the announcement, more details about the plan have leaked out. It seems that pulling up stakes could mean an even larger shakeup in the Toyota workforce than first thought. According to Automotive News , Toyota intends to hang onto around 50 percent of its workforce in the move to the Lone Star State . However, even that figure might be optimistic. According to an unnamed insider speaking to AN, there is a fear the actual number could be closer to 30 percent. For comparison, Nissan retained about 42 percent of its workers in its move from California to Tennessee. The actual percentage making the move is a mystery because Toyota is still rewriting its job descriptions under a single set of guidelines. The changes affect benefits, bonuses and the reporting structure, according to Automotive News , and employees’ reactions could play a big role in who decides to go. According to an unnamed worker speaking to AN, the wait is hurting morale.
Filed under: Classics , Coupe , Performance , Videos , Supercars , Acura , Toyota , TV/Movies It’s easy to poke a joke here and there about John Davis, the long-time host of MotorWeek . His voice is so monotonous that, from time to time, if you closed your eyes, you may think it’s generated via a computer. But you have to give him and the rest of the show a lot of credit. The program has been on the air for decades, giving people direct, straight-down-the middle automotive reviews. MotorWeek ‘s massive back catalog of reviews are slowly making their way onto YouTube , and they provide a fascinating chance to look back on how performance cars rank against their contemporaries from back in the day. Two recent additions include the show’s old looks at the 1986 Toyota Supra , the dawn of the third-generation model, and the now-iconic 1991 Acura NSX . Both reviews are interesting in their own way. These days you hear nary a negative word about the original NSX, but MotorWeek isn’t afraid to point out a few flaws. And the Supra really shows the progress of suspension tuning in the intervening decades because it has some serious body roll in the corners. Scroll down to check out both videos and get a blast from the automotive past.
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TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter talks about safety technology and announces the winner of a 2015 Camry at the 2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2014.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter will speak at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Follow the presentation via live webcast beginning at 8:10 a.m. EDT.