01/28/2014, The Toyota Prius used to be the car that customers would turn to if they wanted something a little more “green”. The Prius is a hybrid vehicle which runs on both electricity and fuel, meaning that not only is it more efficient than a regular fuel-powered vehicle, but it also does not come with the inconvenience of having to charge it like an electric vehicle. That being said, the design […]
01/06/2014, [CES 2014] Toyota, the name behind one of the most successful hybrid car models to date, the Toyota Prius, has just announced that they are working on setting up a network of hydrogen stations which might just feature pumps as well – and the places where such a network will be installed? We are looking at car dealers and perhaps even trash dumps, although the latter does not seem to […]
11/20/2013, Don’t you just love the fact that there are concepts around which are worth looking into, especially when they could change the world for the better if they were to be made real? Assuming this statement is agreeable to many, then the Toyota FV2 concept vehicle is definitely able to turn heads after being announced at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. It does raise a few eyebrows (and of course, […]
11/12/2013, We did talk about a trainable robotic arm just yesterday, and here we are with yet another piece about a robot arm. This particular robot arm is not something that you will be able to download and print using a 3D printer for yourself, as it hails from the good people over at Toyota. Known as the Toyota Torque Servo robot arm, it is currently on display at the International […]
10/11/2013, At the recently concluded CEATEC 2013 event in Japan, we did take a self-driving Nissan car out for a spin, or rather, the car itself took us out for a spin. That just went to show how far such self-driving technologies have come, and Toyota themselves are not going to be left behind the race with their Toyota Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system. AHDA will be able to link […]
10/09/2013, Toyota intends to help accelerate the adoption of electric or hybrid cars through a tried and tested format – by slashing the price of the ride, of course. In fact, we have received word that Toyota would be introducing a $2,000 discount off the base price for the plug-in version of their extremely popular hybrid car. Just how much will it now cost? Well, we are looking at a $29,990 […]
10/01/2013, We’ve reported about the Toyota Winglet earlier this week but since then, I have been able to test-drive one of those cool personal electric vehicle, so here are my impressions: at a very high level, it’s like a Segway, which you may or may not have seen in the real world, but it’s fair to say that most people would naturally be inclined to draw that comparison. It’s the same […]
09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Wireless charging is not just meant for phones and tablets, as cars too, do seem to be catching up on this particular idea. It is just one more step in making the ownership of a fully electric vehicle more convenient. Toyota’s Prius has been quite the frontrunner when it comes to hybrid vehicles, and on the CEATEC showfloor this year, they showcased the Toyota Prius HPV with wireless […]
09/30/2013, The Toyota i-ROAD is an interesting people mover, and it sure as heck looks a whole lot safer (and cooler) compared to your standard moped or scooter. After all, who would not want to travel in air-conditioned comfort, and yet in a vehicle which is small enough to find some parking space at just about anywhere, in addition to being presumably electric powered (and hence letting you clock up your […]
09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] One major issue when it comes to living in a congested city, or in a bustling metropolis like Tokyo, would be the issue of parking. Parking can be quite horrendous – either it is a miracle to find a parking spot in the busy parts of the city, or the lanes are so narrow, traffic jams become a part of everyday life. Toyota intends to help commuters move […]
09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Japan is one country that has a serious aging population issue as they are the country with the highest proportion of elderly citizens with over 20% of them being older than 65 years of age. Having said that, we have seen some elderly care robots in the past, and will continue to do so for the future. In fact, personal mobility devices might just take off eventually, depending […]
06/30/2013, Toyota hopes that their 2015 hydrogen fuel cell ride would be able to achieve a 300 mile range.
06/12/2013, The Toyota Camatte 57s is a DIY ride.
05/13/2013, Toyota, the Japanese automobile giant, has recently installed an electric mobility charging station at the Toyota Ecoful Town, which is extremely fitting especially when you consider how this so happens to be the low-carbon model town in Toyota City, Japan. The Smart Mobility Park will serve its purpose as a hub for electric mobility sharing, where it is also capable of generating and storing electric power. This particular Smart Mobility […]