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.
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 […]
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.
#CEATEC2018 – LINE is a messaging app that some of you might not be familiar with, but over in Asia, the app is incredibly popular such as over in Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan. LINE is also more than just a messaging app as they have expanded their services over the years, and now it looks like they’ll be teaming up with Toyota to bring AI to cars.
Many car manufacturers have added support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota is one of the few manufacturers that haven’t opened up to Google’s in-car platform as yet even though it does support Apple CarPlay. Google may soon get some love from Toyota as a new report mentions that the Japanese auto giant will finally add support for Android Auto.
For owners of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles such as the Prius or C-HR compact crossover SUV, you might want to get in touch with your local Toyota dealer because the company has recently announced that they will be recalling over a million hybrids due to a potential fire risk. For those in the US, this will affect about 192,000 units.
It was reported yesterday that Toyota might decide to invest $500 million in Uber for self-driving cars. The report wasn’t immediately confirmed by either company but it has now been formally revealed that Toyota is indeed investing $500 million in the ride-hailing service that has long been working on self-driving cars.
There are many transportation companies that are working towards developing self-driving cars. However many of them seem to be working independently from each other, which admittedly probably isn’t as efficient, although not surprising since we imagine that these companies would want to keep their technological advances a secret.
Self-driving cars have been designed to be safe, at least in theory. This is because of all the computers, cameras, and sensors on board, it should be able to detect and predict obstacles and accidents before they happen, thus preventing them by switching lanes, braking, and so on. However in recent times, it has shown that there is still a lot of work left to be done.
While many carmakers have rushed to include features like Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, Toyota seems to be one of the few who are holding out, at least as far as Android Auto is concerned. Earlier this year Toyota announced plans to include CarPlay in future vehicles, but failed to mention anything about Android Auto.
A self-driving car owned by Uber was involved in an accident yesterday morning which resulted in the death of a pedestrian. As the investigation continues, Uber has grounded its entire fleet of self-driving cars until further notice. Toyota, the car manufacturer that just until a few days ago was said to be in negotiations to source self-driving car technology from Uber, has now decided to stop testing its self-driving cars […]
There’s a reason why companies like Uber are working on self-driving car technology. You wouldn’t expect the ride-hailing service to actually build and sell a car of its own. The company is working on this technology in the hopes of selling it to conventional car manufacturers. This is why it’s not surprising to hear a new report claim that Uber is in talks with Japanese auto giant Toyota to supply […]
Toyota is joining the growing list of car manufacturers who are dropping diesel-powered cars from their lineups, at least in Europe. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed today that it will no longer sell diesel cars in Europe after 2018. It will slowly phase out the diesel models from its lineup over the course of this year.
Toyota is one of the many companies exploring self-driving car technologies for the future of mobility. The Japanese car giant has announced that it’s teaming up with two of its suppliers to set up a new company that will be dedicated to the research and development of autonomous cars. Toyota and its partners are going to invest almost $3 billion into this company which will work toward developing “product-quality software” […]