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iBOT Poised for Comeback

iBOT Poised for Comeback

May 21, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions for the disabled community. This agreement will help DEKA to proceed with plans to complete the development and launch the next generation iBOT motorized wheelchair.
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Charging Ahead

Charging Ahead

May 04, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 4, 2016) -- For anyone (i.e. everyone) who’s ever panicked when their mobile device chirped, “low battery,” the future could be far less stressful, thanks to the advanced battery research of scientists at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA). A new breakthrough involving magnesium batteries may soon open the doors for smaller, longer-lasting batteries for everything from cars to cell phones.
 
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Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

Toyota to Pioneer Use of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

April 21, 2016
Toyota City, Japan, April 21, 2016 -- Next month, Toyota will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.... more

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

Toyota Helps Turn Ann Arbor into World’s Largest Connected Car Proving Ground

April 13, 2016
Ann Arbor, Mich. (April 13, 2016) – On the heels of last week’s announcement that Toyota is putting more boots on the ground in Ann Arbor to study fully autonomous driving and advanced mobility, Toyota also will be deploying cars on the road for real world testing. Toyota, in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is transforming the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich. into the world’s largest operational, real-world deployment of connected vehicles and infrastructure. ... more

U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

U Asked For It, U Got It. uBox.

April 12, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. (April 12, 2016) -- Most of Toyota’s North American vehicles are engineered in Southeast Michigan. The newest concept to wear the automaker’s famous badge, however, has its roots firmly planted in the red clay of South Carolina.... more

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

April 07, 2016
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt talks about how robots, supercomputers and cars are coming together at GTC16 in San Jose on April 7, 2016.... more

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

April 07, 2016
SAN JOSE (April 7, 2016) -- Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today that Toyota will establish its third TRI facility in the U.S. The new facility will be located in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan (U-M) campus where it will fund research in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science.  Joining the TRI facility established last January in Palo Alto working with Stanford (TRI-PAL), and in Cambridge working with MIT (TRI-CAM), TRI-ANN is scheduled to open in June and target a staff of approximately 50.... more

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

Toyota Expands Focus on Software- and Data-Driven Mobility with Toyota Connected

April 04, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, April 4, 2016 – Toyota today announced that it will launch Toyota Connected, Inc. to significantly expand the company’s capabilities in the fields of data management and data services development. The new company will serve as a data science hub for Toyota’s global operations and will support a broad range of consumer-, business- and government- facing initiatives.  ... more

Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

March 09, 2016
Cambridge, Mass., March 9, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Jaybridge Robotics announced today that the Jaybridge Robotics software engineering team has joined TRI.   
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Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

Toyota Displays a Mirai-Based Research Vehicle with Satellite Communications Function

January 12, 2016
Detroit, Jan. 12, 2016 -- At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology.
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Future of Mobility on Display in Toyota Exhibit at 2016 North American International Auto Show

Future of Mobility on Display in Toyota Exhibit at 2016 North American International Auto Show

January 07, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 7, 2016 – It’s the midway point of the second decade of the 21st century, and future mobility is beginning to come into sharp focus. Technology advancements are ushering in a wave of new conceptual ideas for how people might be transported in the long term, with a focus on clean power, greater safety and more convenience. The Toyota exhibit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), from January 16-24 in Detroit, provides a glimpse at this transformational change to mobility while showing off the full line of new cars, trucks and SUVs available today.... more

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

January 06, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2016 -- Attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show are getting a first-hand look at the future of mobility, and it is cleaner, safer and more convenient. Toyota is showcasing a host of automated, connected and zero-emission technologies at CES 2016, giving conference-goers a window into a world where vehicles can not only take care of themselves; they also take care of you.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 05, 2016
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks a during a press conference at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 05, 2016
Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.... more

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

January 05, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 -- The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.... more

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

January 04, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into an agreement with Ford and Livio to establish an industry development and operation framework to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). Other automakers and app developers are welcome to join this collaboration. Toyota will also commercialize a telematics system using SDL.... more

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

January 04, 2016
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.... more

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

December 22, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Dec. 22, 2015 -- To aid the safe implementation of automated driving, Toyota is developing a high-precision map generation system that will use data from on-board cameras and GPS devices installed in production vehicles. The new system will go on display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 in Las Vegas, which will run from January 6 through 9.... more

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

December 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2015) – Toyota will announce new details on its plans for research leveraging artificial intelligence at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.... more

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

December 02, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai Product Sheet

2016 Toyota Mirai Product Sheet

November 30, 2015

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

November 16, 2015
San Francisco, Nov. 16, 2015 -- How could Toyota i-Road help change life in the Bay Area?

That’s the question Silicon Valley innovators and entrepreneurs answered at Toyota Onramp 2015, a one-day conference designed for a select group of innovators, investors and car enthusiasts in Silicon Valley to engage with Toyota and explore the future of driving innovation and sustainable mobility together.... more

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

November 05, 2015
Watch the press conference webcast here

Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 6, 2015 -- At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI), as an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. A second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The new company will begin operations in January 2016.... more

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

November 05, 2015
Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Today, we have more options for getting from one place to another than ever before. Innovations abound, but are we making the most of this progress to build a future where all people can move more freely? Now is the time for fresh thinking on the mobility challenges that continue to exist in our modern society.... more

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

October 21, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized today for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport with a SmartWay Excellence Award. ... more

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