Toyota Just Bought Lyft’s Self-Driving Division For $550 Million
Right now, various companies are working on developing self-driving car technology, but they are mostly working separate from each other. This means that whatever advantage a company can get to get ahead in terms of development is being taken, and Toyota just gave themselves a huge boost.
Toyota President Warns Apple Of The Challenges Of Creating Their Own Car
The word on the street is that Apple is keen on developing and building their own car. However, if the rumors are true, it would represent a brand new market that Apple would be tapping into, one that they aren’t familiar with, and one that is already pretty stiff with competition. So much so that Toyota’s president is warning Apple about the potential challenges they might face.
Toyota Unveils Their e-Palette Self-Driving Shuttles
One of the benefits of having a computer take the reins during a drive is that it has the potential to be more efficient, so imagine if an entire city were to take advantage of self-driving shuttles that can quickly and more nimbly ferry passengers around. This is the concept behind Toyota’s e-Palette electric autonomous shuttles.
Toyota Announces Recall Of Over 700,000 Prius Vehicles Over Software Flaw
Back in the early days of the automobile, there was no such thing as onboard computers and cars were pretty much purely mechanical. For the most part, cars these days are still largely mechanical, but now come with computers built into them that have software to better control and fine tune the car in a myriad of ways.
Check Out The Toyota Supra Reimagined As A 4x4 Vehicle
One of Toyota’s more iconic sports cars, aside from the Celica, is the Supra. Many were no doubt pleased as punch when back in 2019, Toyota announced that they would be reviving the Supra almost two decades after production had ended, but what if the Supra were to be relaunched not as a sports car, but as a 4×4 vehicle?
This Is Toyota’s Vision For A City Of The Future
It’s hard to imagine what the world will look like in the future, but that isn’t going to stop Toyota from trying. At CES 2020, the company has announced their plans to build what they are calling a prototype city of the future, which will be located at the base of the very iconic Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Toyota Unveils A New Version Of 'Toyota Mirai' To Focus On Hydrogen-Powered Cars
Toyota was recently looking into the idea of a solar-powered car that never stops. Now, it looks like Toyota is looking for more alternative sources of power for its cars by focusing on its Hydrogen-powered cars.It unveiled a new version for the Toyota Mirai – which takes the help of hydrogen-powered fuel cells to run.If you are curious, compressed hydrogen gas is combined with the oxygen from the atmosphere in […]
Toyota Is Using Virtual Reality To Help Teach Robots
Unlike humans, robots do not come with the ability to think for themselves. This means that what a robot can do is pretty much what its creator has programmed it to do. While this is useful in factories on the assembly line where a robot might only have a few things to do, it becomes less useful when interacting with the real world.
Toyota Wants To Make A Solar-Powered Car That Never Stops
We have petroleum-based high performing cars. We also have some impressive electric-powered cars. But, what about solar-powered cars? Is there any manufacturer interested to dive deeper on it?While Tesla is busy working on new long-lasting batteries for cheaper costs and breaking track records, Toyota is trying to figure out a way to make solar-powered cars run for an exceptionally long time period (like, forever).LA Times reported that the Toyota Moto […]
Toyota Testing An Electric Car With A Solar Roof That Can Charge Itself
The problem with electric cars is that they usually take a while to charge. Even fast charging still cannot compare to the speed it takes to refill a car with gas. We imagine that eventually there could be a point in time when we get used to charging times or when charging times drop, but until then, it seems that Toyota is exploring a new electric car concept.
Future Toyota Cars Will Have Automatic Engine Shut Off And Automatic Parking
Leaving your car idling is probably one of the worst things you could do as far as fuel consumption is concerned. Perhaps in a bid to help improve on energy efficiency, Toyota has announced that future Toyota vehicles are expected to come with an automatic engine shut off feature.
Toyota Halts Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales As Hydrogen Station Explodes
Toyota has decided to halt sales of fuel cell vehicles in Norway after a hydrogen refueling station exploded earlier this week. The company that operated the station has also suspended operations at all of its other locations after the explosion. Hyundai has had a similar response to Toyota, it has temporarily stopped selling its fuel cell vehicles as well.
Toyota Halts Plan To Deploy Connected Vehicle Tech In U.S. By 2021
Toyota has confirmed this week that it’s halting plans to deploy the Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on its vehicles in the United States. It was previously planned to go ahead with this deployment by 2021. This technology would enable cars and trucks to communicate with each other in order to avoid accidents.
Toyota Prius Electrical System Continues To Overheat Despite Recall
Last year, Toyota announced the recall of over a million of their hybrid vehicles which included the Prius. This was due to a potential fire hazard due to its electrical system. Unfortunately, it seems that despite it being more than half a year later, Toyota is still struggling to get the issue under control.
Toyota Will Be Making Japan's Moon Rover
Toyota is one of the most widely known Japanese companies on the planet. As many of you are already aware, Toyota knows a thing or two about making vehicles. It has now teamed up with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency to build a pressurized self-driving rover for the moon. The rover will vastly improve astronauts’ ability to explore the lunar surface.
Toyota Finally Adds Android Auto Support
Toyota has finally relented. It has been one of the biggest car manufacturers to not offer Android Auto support in its vehicles but that’s set to change now. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that it’s bringing Android Auto to six models, initially. Four of the six models that are receiving support for Android Auto happen to be pickup trucks.
Toyota And Panasonic Reportedly Teaming Up For Electric Car Batteries
Panasonic already works with Tesla on batteries for the latter’s electric vehicles and it appears that the company might soon work on similar products with Japanese auto behemoth Toyota. According to reports, Toyota and Panasonic will launch a joint venture to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles.
Toyota Unveils New Automated Driving Test Vehicle
Self-driving cars are widely believed to be the future of transportation due to the advantages that they offer, such as being potentially safer due to the fact that there will not be any human errors involved. However we are still quite a ways away from seeing self-driving cars become commercially available, which is why a lot of work still needs to be done on the research front.
Toyota Replacing Nurse's Truck Used For Saving California Wildfire Victims
The California wildfires have caused a lot of devastation. There have been casualties while countless people have had to evacuate their homes to survive. The fires have even laid waste to houses. The firefighters and first responders have done an incredible job of saving as many lives as possible, not caring about themselves or their possessions. That’s what nurse Allyn Pierce did as well. He drove his Toyota Tundra truck […]
Pizza Hut & Toyota Unveil Concept Hydrogen Truck With A Robot Kitchen
Food delivery services have always been pretty popular, and this is made even more so these days thanks to technology where there are apps that let us order food. However the more food deliveries we request, the more transportation is involved, in which turn is probably not too good for the environment.