Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

December 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 — Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that Toyota is bringing the Prius Challenge to the Sonoma Raceway for the third iteration of its ongoing Onramp series, an innovation event designed to engage the startup and tech community. This year’s event, to be held on March 3, 2017, will be hosted by Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and will feature a team competition where participants optimize their driving based on data and simulation from a connected Toyota Prius.

Toyota Named Title Sponsor of U.S. Grand Prix

Toyota Named Title Sponsor of U.S. Grand Prix

December 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Toyota have reached an agreement that makes Toyota title sponsor of the U.S. Grand Prix. Now in its 21st season, the U.S. Grand Prix is the longest running winter action sports tour featuring the best skiing and snowboarding athletes in the world.

Toyota Develops TNGA-based Powertrain Units for Smooth, Responsive, ‘As Desired’ Driving

Toyota Develops TNGA-based Powertrain Units for Smooth, Responsive, ‘As Desired’ Driving

December 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota City, Japan, December 6, 2016 — Toyota Motor Corporation, in pursuit of superb driving and environmental performance, and based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) structural reform for making ever-better cars, has developed advanced engines and transmissions and further evolved its hybrid systems. Toyota intends to deploy these new powertrain units in a rapidly broadening range of vehicle models, starting in 2017.

Toyota Leads the Industry with the Most IIHS 2017 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

Toyota Leads the Industry with the Most IIHS 2017 ‘Top Safety Pick+’ Awards

December 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Plano, Texas, Dec. 8, 2016 — For the third year in a row, Toyota has topped the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual list of safety awards. Twelve Toyota and Lexus vehicles won IIHS awards in 2017, with nine receiving its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+, the most of any manufacturer.

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

January 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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

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’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

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

Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing

Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing

April 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Lexus , Toyota Toyota is bringing its various overseas racing activities under the common banner of Gazoo Racing and the purview of its new Motor Sports Group, coordinating the company’s various racing activities around the world. Continue reading Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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