02/28/2012, [MWC 2012] Samsung has teamed up with Japanese car manufacturer Toyota to deliver the Samsung Car Mode Application, which is basically an in-car solution that will seamlessly connect Samsung’s family of smartphones to Toyota’s In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system. This solution will involve the development of integrated mobile services connecting between Smartphone and IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) system via MirrorLink, as well as safety in-car UX (User Experience), music, location, and enhanced […]
02/07/2012, “Call me an ambulance!” cried out the despairing man, and a cheeky little kid came along and rhythmically teased the man, “You are an ambulance! You are an ambulance!” I am quite sure you have heard of that joke before, and here we are, presented with a new app from Toyota that lets you become their new vehicle, simply known as the “86″. This vehicle pays homage to the classic […]
01/20/2012, Toyota recently paraded their Sports Hybrid Concept II that showcases a 4WD sports hybrid system alongside a totally new suspension system that delivers greater handling and performance. Toyota has high hopes for the Sports Hybrid Concept II, where they intend to break into the hybrid category with a sports car – and in the process, hopes that they can create another Prius-like success story in the world of hybrid sports […]
01/19/2012, Concept cars are cool since they’re usually designed in such a way that makes us wish they would actually be put into production (which rarely is the case). For fans of concept cars, you might want to take a look at what Toyota’s Engineering Society has cooked up in the form of the TES-ERA EV, an electric vehicle (EV) sports car which is based off the Toyota Sera two-door coupe […]
01/15/2012, Toyota has produced just one – and only one, Toyota 2000GT SEV electric concept car, where it was paraded to the adoring public at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. This particular ride was designed by the Crazy Car Project under the direction of the Toyota Automobile Association, where it will transform Toyota’s iconic late-sixties sports coupe from the flower power era to that of a 21st century update that runs […]
12/27/2011, Toyota’s hybrid has pretty much been the Prius all this while, at least until Honda, one of the company’s main competitors, came along with the more affordable and newer Honda Insight hybrid vehicle. In order to combat the competition, Toyota has decided to launch their new hybrid vehicle, the Aqua, in Japan.
12/21/2011, Toyota intends to maintain a cutting edge in the motor vehicle industry by working on a car display system which is capable of hooking up to a smartphone, mirroring its display whenever said handset is placed on a stand. This particularly interesting development would certainly make charging your device far more useful than before, as the smartphone’s display will then synchronize with the vehicle’s display. Once that happens, the phone […]
12/01/2011, The fuel cell vehicle concept is entirely dead and buried just yet, and the Toyota FCV-R has been unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show that is happening in Japan even as we speak. Bear in mind that a hydrogen infrastructure is still far away from reality now as it was half a decade ago, but perhaps in the next five years, we might see a notable breakthrough? Toyota’s engineers […]
11/29/2011, Concept cars are fun. They show off what we could be driving in the future and all the different sorts of conveniences and innovations that it could bring to the table in a hypothetical future. Toyota has recently unveiled such a concept car that they’re calling the Fun-Vii and it looks like something that has been taken out of Tron, although to be honest we’re not complaining.
11/29/2011, We do know that Toyota is currently a world leader when it comes to the sales of hybrid vehicles, but the Toyota Prius PHV is the latest model that has just been announced, where it will offer more innovation compared to your standard gasoline-electric hybrid. According to Toyota’s Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, better known as the “father of the Prius”, “The plug-in is the premier next-generation ecological car that […]
11/15/2011, If you ever saw the need to monitor the charging of your EV remotely, Toyota has announced the H2V Manager that will allow you to monitor the charging of your Toyota Prius via the television, PC or smartphone. This is one of the features that Toyota is advertising in order to make their home car charging tool more appealing to the public.
11/09/2011, Toyota did gain quite the reputation as a reliable vehicle that delivered plenty of bang for your hard earned buck, but recent times have seen the motor vehicle manufacturer drop a notch from their previously lofty perch. Well, today is not about bouquets but brickbats rather, where the Japanese motoring giant is said to recall around 550,000 vehicles from around the globe. Most of these would be from the US, […]
11/02/2011, Toyota recently gave a demonstration of some new robots that have been developed with Fujita Health University: machines that assist people who have trouble moving. First up, there’s a walking assistant for folks that have one paralyzed leg i.e. due to a stroke, but retain the use of their groin muscles. It attaches to one leg and can help them swing their leg back and forth as though they were […]
10/31/2011, Are you a Toyota fan for life? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be interested to hear that Toyota owners will be able to enjoy SiriusXM data services for a trio of years for select year 2012 Camry models that come equipped with Entune. Having one of these in your garage would mean you are able to obtain information on fuel prices, traffic, weather, sports scores, […]