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Toyota Tundra Gets Lowest Rating In IIHS Crash Test, Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

The IIHS gave the Toyota Tundra a 'poor' rating after the latest series of crash tests. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 was one of three pickup trucks that received a 'good' grading from the highway safety regulator.

Car Tech March 22, 2019

Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

Toyota sets its sights on the moon as it partners with JAXA for a self-driving vehicle that will keep astronauts impressively mobile on the moon.

Space March 12, 2019

Toyota Brings Back The Legendary Supra For 2020

The new 2020 Toyota Supra was announced at Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Jan. 14. It features a 335-horsepower engine with BMW engineering technology and eight-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted with steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Car Tech January 15, 2019

2019 Toyota Avalon Supports Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Qi Wireless Charger, And More

On Monday, April 23, Toyota unveiled the fifth generation of its flagship sedan, the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The redesigned model comes equipped with CarPlay, Qi Wireless Charging, support for Apple Watch and Amazon Alexa among other features.

Car Tech April 24, 2018

LOOK: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Sports Rugged Looks, Boasts Safety Enhancements

Toyota unveiled its 2019 RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. The upcoming crossover SUV noticeably flaunts a new rugged design and improved safety features.

Car Tech March 28, 2018

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Includes Apple CarPlay And Amazon Alexa, But No Android Auto

The new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, out this summer, will come with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support. It’s not clear, though, if or when Android Auto support will be included.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman

After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Some 2019 Toyota, Lexus Vehicles Will Feature Apple's CarPlay

When the 2019 Toyota Avalon rolls out next year, the Apple CarPlay will be part of the package. CarPlay will make Toyota-made car models, which include Lexus vehicles, more smartphone-friendly and will allow the carmaker to catch up with rivals.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

Future Toyota, Lexus Cars To Come With Amazon Alexa On Board

Alexa is coming to select Toyota and Lexus models soon. Amazon’s personal digital assistant will be part of the car features for new vehicles that Toyota will introduce this year, as announced at the CES 2018.

Car Tech January 10, 2018

Honda Gives Insight A Shot Again: Prototype To Be Unveiled At The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Honda Insight will hit the road soon and a prototype is primed for preview at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January. It will be Honda's latest attempt to make electric cars more mainstream.

Car Tech December 20, 2017

Toyota Tipped To Unveil New Sports Car Lineup Next Month, But You Won’t Be Able To Buy One

There will be a new slew of sports cars from Toyota next month, which could be, in theory, the company’s equivalent of Lexus’s performance F series. These cars, however, might remain in Japan.

Car Tech August 28, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Toyota Making Flying Car For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Toyota has funded a startup company to develop a fully functional flying car in time for the 2020 Olympics. Engineers plan for a manned test flight in 2019.

Car Tech June 4, 2017

Meet Toyota Welwalk WW-1000: Robotic System That Can Assist Paralyzed People Walk

Toyota launched a robotic leg brace named Welwalk WW-1000. This innovative device would help partially paralyzed people rehabilitate faster by letting them walk on specially-designed treadmills.

Robotics April 12, 2017

Toyota Designs Concept Car With 'Kinetic Warmth': A Friendly Artificial Intelligence

Toyota announced at CES 2017 that it is developing a concept car that makes use of 'kinetic warmth' technology. The concept car will be equipped with A.I. that will get to know the driver and their driving preferences.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

IIHS Details Safest Cars, SUVs And Trucks For 2017: Toyota Leading The Pack

The industry-supported IIHS has already released the safest cars, SUVs, and trucks for 2017, and 82 vehicles made it to the list. Find out if your own pick is included.

Car Tech December 9, 2016

Toyota Land Cruiser Zooms Ahead As 'World's Fastest SUV': 2,000 Horsepower And 220 MPH Top Speed

Toyota's Land Cruiser is undeniably big in size but slow in speed, albeit it has proven it could traverse the toughest terrains with its sturdy build. Now meet the Land Speed Cruiser, with a top speed of 220 mph, introduced at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Car Tech November 2, 2016

Toyota To Finally Enter All-Electric Car Market As Engineers Have 'Tamed' Lithium-Ion Batteries

Toyota's engineers claim to have 'tamed' lithium-ion battery technology, which will allow the company to finally enter the all-electric car market. The improved batteries will first be seen in the upcoming Prius Prime.

Car Tech October 31, 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Review Roundup: What Green Car Experts Think About The New Prius

Toyota showcased its latest Prius variant, the Prime, and the model comes with serious improvements. From the heftier electric battery to the features and revamped design, the Prime is a strong hybrid rival to Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Meet Toyota's Kirobo Mini: This $400 Baby-Like Robot Can Respond To Human Emotions

Toyota is planning to release the Kirobo Mini, a baby-like humanoid robot, into the market early next year. The $400 robot is said to be capable of responding to human emotions, while animatedly engaging in conversations.

Robotics October 3, 2016

Customers Can Test Drive The Latest Toyota Prius In VR Before Buying It

Toyota is debuting the new Prius Prime during Disrupt SF 16 and will actually allow people to test drive it, virtually, that is. 'Visual furturist' Syd Mead helped Toyota design a virtual world in which people can take the Prius Prime for a spin.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Toyota Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Worldwide Over Faulty Air Bags And Fuel Tanks

Toyota recently expanded its number of recalled cars with a hefty 4.3 million vehicles. The automaker explained that faulty air bags and possible problems with the fuel tanks are the reasons behind the recall.

Car Tech June 29, 2016

Volkswagen's $14.7 Billion Diesel Emissions Scandal Settlement Is Most Expensive In Auto Industry

Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle legal claims concerning the 2015 emissions scandal. The amount is the largest class-action settlement in the U.S. to date.

Business Tech June 28, 2016

Nightmare Not Over: Your New Car Might Sport Defective Takata Airbags If You're Buying From These Carmakers

Four major automobile manufacturers continue to use defective Takata airbag inflators in new models of vehicles. While the sale of the cars would not break any regulations, they will be recalled by 2018.

Car Tech June 2, 2016

Thousands Of Counterfeit Toyota Parts Discovered At Manufacturing Facility In China

Over 30,000 counterfeit Toyota car parts were discovered at a facility in China, with a total estimated cost of $1 million. The raid followed a 2015 Federal Court case Toyota filed against two Australian traders selling fake car parts.

Car Tech May 31, 2016

Google Selling Robotics Division Boston Dynamics To Toyota

Google is close to a deal to sell robotics division Boston Dynamics to Toyota. Alphabet executives did not believe that Boston Dynamics will be able to create a consumer product within the next few years, prompting the sale.

Google May 29, 2016

Consumer Reports Names 2016 Toyota Prius As Most Fuel-Efficient Car: Small Changes Key To 52 MPG Record

The 2016 Toyota Prius is as fuel efficient as Toyota says the hybrid is. Consumer Reports confirms that the new Prius gets an overall 52 MPG.

Car Tech May 26, 2016

Toyota Partners With Uber To Lease Vehicles To Drivers

Japanese carmaker Toyota enters a partnership with Uber to provide prospective ride-sharing drivers new leasing options for their cars. Uber drivers will be allowed to buy new vehicles and pay for them using their earnings from ride-sharing services.

Business Tech May 25, 2016

Toyota, Segway Inventor Join Forces To Improve The Wheelchair

Toyota has teamed up with Segway inventor Dean Kamen to develop advanced wheelchairs for the disabled and elderly population. The partnership will also relaunch the iBOT wheelchair, which stopped sales in 2009.

Gadgets May 23, 2016

2016 Toyota Camry Review Roundup: Did The Best-Selling Car In America Get Better?

The Toyota Camry is known as the best-selling car in America, setting expectations high for its 2016 model. Various reviews on the sedan, which starts at $23,070, have been mostly positive though.

Car Tech May 4, 2016

How Toyota Wants Other Automakers To Follow Its Hydrogen Blueprint

The automaker already shared its patents related to fuel-cell technology. Let's see what happens next.

FUTURE TECH April 15, 2016

Toyota And Clemson Team Up For uBox, A Concept Car Perfect For The Generation Z

Toyota and Clemson University have unveiled their uBox concept, through the Deep Orange collaboration. This concept is specifically built for the next generation of car buyers, called Generation Z.

FUTURE TECH April 13, 2016

Toyota Wants To Help Drivers, Not Replace Them: 'Guardian Angel' Copilot Would Take Over To Avoid A Crash

Toyota recently invested in a new research facility and one project involves a special copilot that would help the human driver. Called the 'Guardian Angel,' this copilot would take over if it senses trouble, but otherwise it would not replace the driver altogether.

April 8, 2016

Toyota Launches Toyota Connected, Focused On Software And Data-Driven Mobility

The aim of the dedicated company is to push technology into the background, while allowing it to seamlessly work and empower drivers at the same time. It involves Toyota partnering with Microsoft.

FUTURE TECH April 4, 2016

Toyota Introduces 2017 Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid From The New York International Auto Show

The all new vehicle touts an estimated 120 or above mile-per-gallon equivalent.

FUTURE TECH March 23, 2016

Toyota And Lexus Promise Automatic Emergency Braking As Standard On Nearly All 2017 Models

The automaker seems extra driven to deliver the technology to its drivers before 19 other companies follow suit in 2022.

FUTURE TECH March 22, 2016

The Trucks And Cars Most Likely To Last 200,000 Miles

Let's just say Ford more than lives up to its slogan with the report's findings.

FUTURE TECH March 17, 2016

Toyota To Show Off Scion Concepts At New York Auto Show Despite Ending Line Last Month

This is what you call riding off in style.

FUTURE TECH March 16, 2016

Thanks To AI: Cars Of The Future Will Not Allow You To Fall Asleep While Behind The Wheel

New artificial intelligence-powered systems are being developed to monitor the drivers of vehicles. Once drivers are detected to be sleepy or suffering from road rage, the systems will allow the vehicle to respond.

FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016

Toyota Ramping Up Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

The automaker's Toyota Research Institute is moving Jaybridge Robotics' 16-member software engineering team into its headquarters.

FUTURE TECH March 9, 2016

Toyota Wants To Help The Blind See With Project BLAID

Toyota is currently developing a wearable device to help blind and visually impaired individuals see. Here is how the Project BLAID wearable set works.

Wearable Tech March 8, 2016

Toyota's Electric Wooden Setsuna To Be Unveiled At Milan Design Week

Toyota's Setsuna will finally have its moment in the spotlight at the Salone del Mobile.Milano from April 12 to 17. Find out why the Japanese car manufacturer decided to make use of wood as the concept vehicle's body.

FUTURE TECH March 7, 2016

Faulty Seat Belt Forces Toyota To Recall 2.9 Million SUVs Across Markets

Toyota has issued a global recall for 2.87 million SUVs due to a faulty seat belt issue. The models the carmaker has recalled are the 2006-2012 RAV4 and the 2012-2014 RAV4 EV.

FUTURE TECH February 18, 2016

Toyota To Pay $22 Million Compensation For Ripping Off Black And Asian Borrowers

Toyota reached a voluntary settlement with the Department of Justice and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the agreement, the company will refund $22 million to its black and Asian customers who got arbitrary high loan interest rates.

Legal February 4, 2016

Toyota Still King Of Automotive World, Only Company To Sell More Than 10 Million Vehicles In 2015

Toyota has retained its spot as the top-selling automobile manufacturer in the world for the fourth straight year. The company beat Volkswagen and General Motors for the crown, with sales of 10.15 million vehicles in 2015.

Business January 27, 2016

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