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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    BMW recalls 4,265 vehicles in US over headlamps issue
    BMW and Toyota are recalling 4,265 vehicles in the United States due to some headlamps issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i and MY 2020 Toyota ...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Nuvve Corporation provides key technology for V2G project in Japan
    Nuvve Corporation will offer key technology for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Japan, the company said in a press release on 9 September. The project aims at demonstrating how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicle (BEV) batteries can be aggregated into a virtual po...
    Toyota, Honda, Shell plan to expand hydrogen refueling network in California
    Toyota, Honda, and Shell are planning to jointly expand hydrogen refueling network in California, the United States, Toyota announced in a press release on 9 September. Shell Hydrogen will receive USD40.8 million from California  Energy Commission (CEC) as part of its Grant Funding Opportunity ...
    Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development to establish new investment fund
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) has announced that it will create a new global growth-stage investment fund called 'Woven Capital, L.P' according to a press release on 10 September 2020. The USD800 million fund will invest in growth-stage companies that are de...
    Toyota upgrades Aygo’s audio solutions with five-speaker JBL audio system
    Toyota has unveiled the Aygo JBL Edition, it said in a press release on 4 September. The system has an amplifier with 100W per channel, with a total of 600W of sound power on tap. The set-up consists of two 25mm high-frequency tweeters on top of the instrument panel, two 150mm full-range speakers do...
    Toyoda Gosei supplies weatherstrip for the new Lexus LC 500 Convertible
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. is supplying weatherstrips for new Lexus LC 500 Convertible, which was launched in July 2020, the Japanese supplier said in a press release 28 August 2020. Toyoda Gosei supplies 34 weatherstrips of 20 different types for use on the doors, luggage compartment, hood, and elsewhe...
    Toyota launches Yaris Cross Hybrid in Japan with electric 4WD system
    Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the release of the Yaris Cross compact SUV in Japan. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 31 August, the vehicle will be available through Toyota dealers across the nation from 31 August onwards. The hybrid version of this vehi...
    31-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Toyota supplies Yaris Hybrids for hiyacar car-sharing service in Bristol, UK
    Japanese automaker Toyota has entered into a partnership agreement with peer-to-peer car rental business hiyacar’s car-sharing service in Bristol, the United Kingdom, Toyota UK said in a press release on 18 August. As part of the deal, Toyota is providing a fleet of 25 self-charging Yaris Hybrids ...
    Lexus to launch MY2021 ES series with advanced multimedia connectivity
    Lexus has announced that the MY2021 ES series will feature advanced multimedia connectivity, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, a company press release on 20 August read. The Lexus multimedia system has an 8-inch screen on standard models and the Electro Mult...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform to include Amazon Web Services features
    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that its Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) will utilize features from Amazon Web Services, a company press release on 17 August read. MSPF allows engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of mobility services for driver and passenger safety, sec...
    Toyota, Kyoto University developing fluoride-ion EV battery
    Toyota is working with Kyoto University for developing next-generation fluoride-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV), Nikkei Asian Review reported on 13 August. The battery that the two organisations are working on has around seven times as much energy per unit of weight as conventional lithium-...
    Toyota picks Ridecell’s platform for mobility services in Sweden
    Ridecell has announced that Toyota Sweden’s shared mobility program KINTO Share has picked Ridecell High-yield Mobility platform to run their mobility operations, a company press release read on 11 August. The Ridecell platform focuses on customer verification, vehicle lock and unlock, service ...
    Lexus participates in on-road connected vehicle project for safety in Australia
    Lexus Australia will participate in an on-road connected-vehicle project in Australia aimed at eliminating crashes or mitigating their effects, the automaker said in a press release on 7 August. It will be part of the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot project in Queensland which will use Dedicated Sho...
    Toyota partners with BASF for lightweighting MY 2021 Sienna
    BASF and Toyota have partnered to equip lightweighting solutions in the model year (MY) 2021 Sienna, BASF announced in a press release on 7 August.  BASF solutions have resulted in 30% weight reduction and 15% cost savings, compared to previous generation Sienna. The MY 2021 Sienna is scheduled...
    Toyota collaborates with BluE Nexus on electric drive modules for electrified vehicles
    Toyota has partnered with BluE Nexus Corporation for development of electric drive modules for electrified vehicles, the automaker announced in a press release on 31 July. Toyota will acquire a 10% stake in BluE Nexus as part of the collaboration. BluE Nexus and Toyota intend to strengthen their com...
    TRI-AD to expand operations by forming holding company, two new operating companies
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) is forming a new holding company and two operating companies, effective January 2021, in a bid to expand and improve its operations, according to a company press release on 28 July 2020. The holding company will be Woven Planet Holdi...
    Toyota's cumulative hybrid vehicle sales crosses 3 million units in Europe
    Toyota's cumulative hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) sales (2000) crossed 3 million units in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 July. Last week, Toyota Spain delivered the 3 millionth HEV sold in Europe, a Corolla GR SPORT. “Three million hybrid electric vehicle sales is an i...
    Lexus to launch LC 500 convertible with advanced connectivity
    Lexus has said that its LC 500 convertible will be available with 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a company press release on 21 July showed. The system is also compatible with Amazon Alexa voice assistant, with the Lexu...
    22-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Toyota recalls 183,000 vehicles in US to fix wire harness connected to front turn signal bulbs
    Toyota is recalling nearly 183,000 vehicles in the United States to fix the wire harness connected to the front turn signal bulbs, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Toyota Tundra p...
    20-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Maruti Suzuki to recall 134,885 vehicles in India over issue with fuel pump
    Maruti Suzuki is recalling 134,885 vehicles in India over an issue with fuel pump, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 15 July. The recall covers Wagon R (1-litre) manufactured between 15 November 2018 and 15 October 2019 and Baleno (petrol) manufactured between 8 January 2019 and 4 Nov...
    16-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand OE tires for Toyota Hiace
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is supplying its DUNLOP brand tires as OE fitment for Toyota Hiace, the Japanese tiremaker said in a press release on 2 July. The company is supplying SP175N (SPN) tires for the model. Significance: The SP175N tire featuring a unique tread compound maintains ...
    Toyota to source electrical steel sheet from China Baowu for EVs
    Toyota Motor will source some of its electrical steel sheet for electric vehicles (EV) from mainland Chinese major steel supplier China Baowu Steel Group, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review on 13 July. Previously, Toyota has mainly sourced this material from Japan's leading steel makers...
    Battery supply constraints hit Toyota’s production plan for RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid
    Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced that the production of its newest plug-in hybrid vehicle, the RAV4 Prime, will be hit owing to unforeseen constraints in its battery supply chain. The vehicle features an 18.1 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, which is produced by a joint venture...
    Toyota starts production of new 4-cylinder engine in Alabama, US
    Toyota’s Huntsville production facility in Alabama, US, has commenced manufacturing of the company’s new, redesigned 4-cylinder engine. According to a press statement issued by Toyota on 8 July, the Alabama plant is also nearing completion of its new 150,000 square foot V6 engine assembly line. ...
    10-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Toyota, Mazda, Panasonic halt operations due to flood in Japan’s Kyushu region
    Automakers Toyota and Mazda, and electronics conglomerate Panasonic have temporarily halted operations at certain plants in Japan’s Kyushu region on 6 July due to heavy rains, Reuters reported on 7 July. Significance: Mazda canceled the second shift at its plants in Hiroshima, and Hofu, Yamaguc...
    Baidu, Toyota, Daimler, Audi, Pony.ai obtain temporary licenses to test autonomous vehicles in Beijing
    Six companies have obtained temporary licenses for autonomous driving road tests in Beijing, PingWest reported on 6 July citing a list released by Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). These companies Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC), Beijin...
    Toyota recalls 752,000 Prius hybrid cars globally over risk of engine stall
    Toyota is recalling about 752,000 Prius hybrid cars globally over risk of engine stall, according to a report by Associated Press on 24 June. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2013–15 Prius and MY 2014–17 Prius v hybrids. Of these, nearly 267,000 vehicles are being recalled in the United...
    07-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 11,576 vehicles in Canada to update hybrid drive system software
    Toyota has issued a recall of 11,576 vehicles in Canada to update the hybrid drive system software, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 26 June. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014–15 Toyota Prius and MY 2014–18 Prius V vehicles. Significance: In the subject ve...
    06-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    FAW Toyota announces new NEV project in Mainland China
    FAW Toyota has announced a new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturing project in Tianjin Municipality, China, Xinhua reported on 29 June citing Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor. The project is expected to start manufacturing operations in June 2022. “The project is a major step by FAW Toyota to implement the ...
    02-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Toyota launches new acceleration suppression system
    Toyota has developed a new acceleration suppression system to prevent serious accidents and reduce damage caused by misapplication of the accelerator pedal, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 1 July 2020. Toyota has launched this system as "Plus Support" for new cars and added the fun...
    01-Jul-2020 News New Products
    New Lexus IS features Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 as standard
    The new 2021 Lexus IS luxury sports sedan comes equipped with enhanced Lexus Safety System + 2.5 (LSS+2.5) suite of active safety and driver assistance technologies as standard across trims, according to a press release by last week. The LSS+2.5 suit features pre-collision system (PCS), which includ...
    26-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toyota recalls nearly 267,000 vehicles in US over issue with fail-safe driving mode
    Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving 267,000 vehicles in the United States over issue with fail-safe driving mode, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 June 2020. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2013–15 Prius and MY 2014–17 Prius v hybrids. Toyota will inform owne...
    25-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    BMW, Toyota recall 2,800 vehicles in US over issue with steering gear tie rods
    BMW and Toyota are recalling nearly 2,800 vehicles in the United States over an issue with steering gear tie rods, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019 BMW Z4 coupes, MY 2019–20 3 Series...
    24-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    AGC develops light control glass for panoramic sunroof of Toyota's new Harrier
    Japanese supplier AGC has developed light control glass called WONDERLITETM Dx, for the panoramic sunroof of Toyota's new Harrier, which went on sale on 17 June 2020, according to a company press release. The new light control glass WONDERLITETM Dx is composed of a specialized film encapsulated...
    Toyota offers free access to THUMS Virtual Human Body Model Software
    Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has announced that it will be making its THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety) available for free from January 2021 onward. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 16 June, the company has stated that this is being done in order to promote safer mobility. Th...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    AuVitronics secures contract to supply absorber FR bumper to Toyota Motor Vietnam
    AuVitronics Limited has secured an order for supply of absorber FR bumper to Toyota Motor Vietnam, according to a report by MG Link News on 10 June. The said part will be installed on the rear side of the front bumper cover in the upcoming Corolla and approved after a rigorous process and stringent ...
    Suppliers to the new Toyota Yaris
    The fourth generation Toyota Yaris is assembled at Toyota’s plant in Valenciennes-Onnaing, France. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Toyota Yaris from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 129,000 units. If you would like your company in...
    Toyota recalls 1,552 vehicles in Australia over suspension issue
    Toyota has issued a recall of 1,552 vehicles in Australia over an issue with suspension issue, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 9 June. The recall affects 409 units of model years (MY) 2020 RAV4 (AXAH54), 416 units of RAV4 (AXAH52), 642 unit...
    10-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota launches RAV4 PHEV with THS II hybrid powertrain in Japan
    Japan-based automotive OEM, Toyota, has launched the new RAV4 plug-in hybrid vehicle in Japan. According to a press statement issued by Toyota on 8 June, the company has announced that it has equipped the new RAV4 plug-in hybrid with the new Toyota Hybrid System (THS II), which improves its power ou...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toyota launches new Highlander in Europe with hybrid powertrain
    Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has announced that its hybrid sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Highlander, will be put on sale in Europe for the first time. According to a press statement from Toyota released on 11 May, the new Highlander Hybrid will be underpinned by Toyota’s GA-K platform and als...
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toyota to launch RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid in US this summer
    Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced that it will be launching the RAV4 Prime crossover in the US market this summer, according to a press release issued by the company on 29 May. The new Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid will be powered by a specially tuned 2.5L, 4-cylinder, Atkinson cycle gaso...
    02-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Toyota recalls 9,500 vehicles in US to replace front lower suspension arms
    Toyota is recalling nearly 9,500 vehicles in the United States to replace the front lower suspension arms, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid sport utility ve...
    22-May-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota launches MY 2021 Sienna minivan in US with hybrid powertrain as standard
    Japan-based automotive manufacturer, Toyota, has announced the launch of the latest version of its minivan, the Sienna, in the United States. In a press statement issued by Toyota on 18 May, the fourth generation of the Toyota Sienna will be put on sale with a hybrid powertrain as standard. The T...
    20-May-2020 News New Products
    New Toyota Venza crossover features advanced infotainment, connectivity features
    Toyota has unveiled its 2021 Venza crossover with multiple tech-focused features, the OEM said in a press release on 18 May. It includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, and 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD). ...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    New Toyota Venza launched in US with hybrid powertrain, electronic on-demand AWD as standard
    Japanese automotive major, Toyota, has launched the newest version of its mid-size crossover, the Venza, in the United States. According to a press statement issued by the company on 18 May, the new Toyota Venza will be put on sale exclusively as a hybrid. The vehicle gets Toyota’s new TNGA-K unde...
    19-May-2020 News New Products
    Lexus UX 300e EV features newly developed 54.3 kWh high-capacity battery
    Lexus is set to offer a newly developed 54.3 kWh high-capacity battery in the all-electric UX 300e, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The new battery enables a range of 400 km (as per New European Driving Cycle) in UX 300e. Lexus is offering 10-year (or 1 million km) ...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Toyota recalls 6,610 vehicles in Australia over issue with fuel pump
    Toyota has issued a recall of 6,610 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the fuel pump, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 6 April. The recall affects 22 units of model years (MY) 2013–14 Lexus IS-F (USE20); 226 units of MY 2013–15 Lex...
    15-May-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 30,000 vehicles in Vietnam to replace fuel pump
    Toyota is recalling nearly 30,000 locally assembled vehicles in Vietnam over fuel pump issue, according to a report by Vietnam News on 14 May. The recall covers Toyota Camry produced between 12 December 2017 and 25 March 2019, Corolla Altis that was produced from 16 January 2018 to 31 January 2019, ...
    15-May-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota cumulatively sells more than 15 million HEVs globally
    Toyota has informed that the company has sold more than 15 million hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) globally since the Prius was first launched in 1997, its first full hybrid mass-produced car, according to a company press release on 27 April. In Europe, sales of HEVs have passed the 2.8 million m...
    Toyota to offer hybrid powertrain in new Corolla Trek
    Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has introduced the new Corolla Trek line in the UK, and the vehicle is available with hybrid powertrain as well. According to a press release issued on 29 April, this new vehicle is the product of a collaboration between Toyota and premium bicycle manufacturer, Trek Bi...
    06-May-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Japan’s Aichi Prefecture to support Toyota suppliers with emergency loans
    Hideaki Ohmura, the governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, announced plans to offer JPY400 billion (USD3.72 billion) in emergency loans for struggling small and midsize companies, Reuters reported on 23 April. The emergency loan is expected to help several suppliers of Toyota Motor who are under pr...
    Toyota recalls 780 vehicles in Australia over issue with wiring harness
    Toyota has issued a recall of 780 vehicles in Australia over an issue with wiring harness in reverse lights, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 21 April. The recall affects 450 units of model year (MY) 2020 Corolla Hatch Hybrid, and 330 units ...
    22-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    NTT DATA, Toyota Connected collaborate to develop new services for Toyota’s mobility service platform
    NTT Data and Toyota Connected announced a new business alliance with the aim of to increase the functions and services of the Mobility Service Platform (MSPF), the company said in a press release on 7 April. The collaboration will prospectively expand connected car markets and countries and incre...
    Toyota to unveil new Harrier in Japan with upgraded hybrid powertrain
    Toyota Motor is planning to unveil the new Harrier in Japan in June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 13 April. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) is based on TNGA (GA-K) platform and will get the Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) with all-new Dynamic Force 2.5L engine and reduction gear. T...
    14-Apr-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota Kirloskar supports supplier to ramp up face shield production in India
    Toyota Kirloskar Motor, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese automaker Toyota, has provided its manufacturing expertise to one of its suppliers to enhance the capacity to produce protective face shields for healthcare department, hospitals, diagnostic centers, and other medical facilities fighting at t...
    14-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Toyota recalls 45,683 vehicles in Australia over issue with fuel pump
    Toyota has issued a recall of 45,683 vehicles in Australia over an issue with fuel pump, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 6 April. The recall affects 2,948 units of model year (MY) 2013–15 Toyota FJ Cruiser (GSJ15); 483 units of MY 2013–...
    13-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    Toyoda Gosei develops extra-large spindle grille for Lexus LM
    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed new extra-large spindle grilles for Toyota’s Lexus LM, a luxury minivan sold in China, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 26 March 2020. The new Lexus LM was launched for the growing luxury minivan segments in Asian and other markets. Significa...
    Toyota, BYD form a JV for development of EVs
    Toyota Motors and Chinese automaker BYD have completed setting up a new JV to conduct research and development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), Toyota announced in a press release on 2 April. The new 50:50 JV has been named BYD Toyota EV Technology Co. Ltd. (BTET) and will be headquartered ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota suspends operations at Russian plant for five days
    Toyota has suspended manufacturing operations at its St Petersburg plant in Russia for five days this week from 30 March to 3 April, according to a report by Kyodo News. With this, the Japanese automaker has suspended manufacturing operations at nine of its plants in Europe and Russia to prevent the...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, FCA, Toyota extend production suspension at North American plants
    Automakers in North America have announced further extension in production suspension in response to  a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In a press release issued on 26 March, Ford said it was aiming to restart production at select plant in North America as early as next we...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Toyota recalls 39,000 MY 2020 Highlander SUVs in US due to problem with auto stop-start
    Toyota is recalling nearly 39,000 vehicles in the US over problem with auto stop-start, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA). The recall affects certain model-year 2020 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Significa...
    25-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota stops manufacturing at five plants in Japan
    Toyota has decided to temporarily suspend manufacturing operations at seven of its production lines at five plants in Japan in response to weak vehicle demand amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 23 March. The Japanese automaker will suspend...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota suspends production in North America until 3 April
    Toyota has extended production suspension at all its production facilities in North America, including in Canada, Mexico, and the US, through to 3 April, in response to a sharp increase in confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in regions where vehicle demand has been severe...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Toyota partners with Chinese start-up Momenta to develop HD map platform in China
    Toyota Motor Corp has collaborated with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to create a high-definition (HD) mapping platform for autonomous vehicles in China, Reuters reported on 18 March. Toyota’s research arm Toyota Research Institute is developing the Automated Mapping Platform to ...
    Toyota’s TRI-AD, Dynamic Map Platform collaborate to build proof of concept aimed at HD map update
    Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has announced a partnership with Dynamic Map Platform (DMP) to build a proof of concept (PoC) applying the technologies of both companies starting April 2020, a company press release dated 17 March showed. The idea of the PoC is to sh...
    Toyota develops new paint atomizer with over 95% coating efficiency
    Toyota Motor has developed a new type of paint atomizer—airless paint atomizer—that uses static electricity in place of air, to replace the conventional air paint atomizers used in the vehicle body painting process, according to a press release by the automaker on 12 March 2020. Toyota claims th...
    12-Mar-2020 News New Products
    TRI-AD completes proof of concepts on HD map building for surface roads
    Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has announced that it has successfully completed proof of concepts, showing high-definition map building for surface roads with relative accuracy of less than 50 centimeters, a company press release on 10 March showed. TRI-AD verified that b...
    Toyota recalls 3.2 million vehicles globally to fix fuel pump issue
    Toyota has recalled nearly 3.2 million vehicles globally due to faulty fuel pump, Reuters reported on 4 March citing information from the company. This includes recall of around 1.8 million units of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US Significance: According to the report, Toyota has recalled veh...
    05-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    INVESTMENT: Toyota plans to build a new EV plant in Chinese city Tianjin with FAW Group
    Toyota is planning to set up a new electric vehicle (EV) plant in Tianjin, China, in collaboration with its local partner FAW, Reuters reported on 29 February, citing a document issued by local authorities of the China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city. The partners are aiming to invest CNY8.5 billion (USD...
    03-Mar-2020 News Investments
    Toyota invests USD400 million in Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai
    Toyota has invested USD400 million in self-driving startup Pony.ai, the China-based company said on 26 February. The latest investment takes Pony.ai’s worth to just over USD3 billion. Strengthened ties will enable deeper integration of Pony.ai's autonomous driving system with Toyota's robu...
    27-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Toyota Boshoku, Covestro jointly develop new polyurethane composite material
    Toyota Boshoku and Covestro have jointly developed a new polyurethane composite material for Toyota Motor’s new electric concept car “LQ”, Covestro announced in a press release on 26 February. The material integrates Covestro's advanced Baypreg® F NF technology and Toyota Boshoku's expertise ...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Toyota restarts operations at all plants in China
    Toyota restarted operations at its Chengdu assembly plant in Sichuan Province, China on Monday (24 February), Nikkei Asian Review reported on 25 February. The Japanese automaker has now resumed operations at all four plants in China, following an extended shutdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbr...
    26-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Toyota Motor, Toyota Industries jointly develop new battery for hybrid vehicles
    Toyota Motor and Toyota Industries have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), the two companies said in a joint press release on 20 February. The two companies have developed the new battery to meet an expected surge in demand for HEVs. Toyota Industries will begin pro...
    24-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Toyota recalls 1,037 vehicles in Australia over issue with seat belt reminder system
    Toyota has issued a recall of 1,037 vehicles in Australia over a failure of seatbelt reminder system, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 12 February. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015-19 Prius (ZVW50) and Prius V (ZVW40) vehicles. Sig...
    19-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 outbreak: Toyota, Mazda resume some operations in China
    Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have resumed some manufacturing operations at their plants in China after extended shutdown due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, Kyodo News reported on 17 February. Toyota has resumed operations at its plants in Changchun, Jilin Province a...
    18-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Toyota recalls 52,000 vehicles over possible coolant leaks
    Toyota is recalling nearly 52,000 vehicles in North America over possible coolant leakage, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 February. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, MY 2019–20 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid and MY 2020 Lexus ES 300h. The rec...
    07-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota develops ‘Acceleration Suppression Function’ leveraging big data from connected cars
    Toyota Motor Corp has developed an acceleration suppression function which utilizes data from connected cars to keep a track on the accelerator and control acceleration, the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 3 February. Toyota aims to install the function in new cars and introduce a n...
    03-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Toyota, Panasonic decide to establish JV specializing in automotive prismatic batteries
    Toyota and Panasonic have concretized their plans to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop prismatic batteries for the automotive industry, Toyota announced in a press release on 3 February. Named ‘Prime Planet Energy & Solutions’, the JV is expected to start operations from April 2020. ...
    Toyota recalls 138,842 vehicles in US over defective airbags
    Toyota is recalling 138,842 vehicles in the United States to replace defective airbag inflators, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 1998-2000 RAV4, MY 1998-1999 RAV4 EV and Celica ...
    28-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 407,318 vehicles in Canada over airbags issue
    Toyota has issued a recall of 407,318 vehicles in Canada over defective airbags, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 17 January. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-18 Avalon, MY 2011-19 Corolla, and MY 2011-14 Matrix vehicles. Significance: In the subject vehic...
    24-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 17,022 vehicles in Canada over defective airbags
    Toyota has issued a recall of 17,022 vehicles in Canada over defective airbags, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 22 January. The recall affects model year (MY) 1997-99 Celica, MY 1998-99 Paseo, and MY 1998-2000 RAV4 vehicles. Significance: In subject vehicles, th...
    23-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles in US over faulty ECU
    Toyota is conducting a safety recall affecting 2.9 million vehicles in the United States over defective airbags, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 January 2020. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2011-2019 Corolla, MY 2011-2013 Matrix, MY 2012-2018 Avalon, and MY 2013-2018 Av...
    22-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota sells over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019
    Toyota sold over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. During the full year, hybrid accounted for 52% of total sales of Toyota in Europe. In total, Toyota Motor Europe reported sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2019, an incre...
    Toyota completes USD1.3 billion investment in modernization project at Indiana plant in US
    Toyota Motor has invested an additional USD700 million and added 150 jobs to complete a modernization project at its Princeton plant in Indiana, United States, the automaker said in a press release on 17 January. According to the Japanese automaker, the modernization project at Toyota Motor Manufact...
    21-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Toyota recalls 54,687 vehicles in Canada over fuel pump problem
    Toyota will recall 54,687 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Canada over a fuel pump issue, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January. The recall involves model year (MY) 2018-2019 Lexus GS 350 AWD, LX 570, and RX 350/350L; MY 2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 300 AWD/350 AWD, IS 300 RWD, ES 350, GX...
    21-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota showcases new generation Mirai FCEV in Europe
    Japan-based automaker Toyota has showcased the second-generation of its zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Mirai sedan in Europe, according to a company press release on 14 January. The new Mirai is scheduled for launch in late 2020, initially in Japan, North America and later in Europe...
    16-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Toyota to recall nearly 696,000 vehicles in US over issue with fuel pumps
    Toyota is conducting a safety recall for 696,000 vehicles in the United States over a fuel pump issue, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January 2020. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-2019 Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350; MY 2...
    15-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota aims to sell 500,000 EVs by 2025
    Toyota is aiming to sell 500,000 all-electric vehicles globally by 2025, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 9 January. Toyota is planning to launch at least 10 new models internationally by 2025. In total, the company is aiming to sell 5.5 million electrified vehicles which will include mainly hybrid v...
    Toyota unveils GR Yaris with upgraded chassis systems
    Japanese auto maker Toyota has premiered their latest high performance hatchback, the GR Yaris, at the Tokyo Auto Salon event. In a press statement issued by the company on 10 January, the Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the vehicle will go on sale during the summer of this year. The GR Y...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Toyota to recall 1,380 vehicles in China due to defective emergency locking retractor
    Japanese automaker Toyota will recall 1,380 vehicles in China, according to a recall notice on the website of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration (SAMR) on 29 December. The recall involves 723 imported Alphard Hybrid models manufactured between 19 August 2019 and 10 Sep...
    02-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Toyota to recall 9,468 vehicles in US over issue with seatbelt webbing sensor locking mechanism
    Toyota is recalling 9,468 units of Corolla and Corolla Hybrid vehicles in the United States over an issue with the seatbelt webbing sensor locking mechanism, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 11 December. The recall affects mo...
    26-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Toyota to recall 3,751 vehicles in US over risk of electrical short circuit
    Japanese automaker Toyota is recalling 3,751 units of model year 2019 Prius vehicles in the United States over the risk of an electrical short circuit, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 11 December. The recall is expected to begin ...
    26-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Toyota, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance unveil ‘Telematics Damage Service’ system
    Toyota Motor Corp and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance have jointly developed the Telematics Damage Service System, the automaker said in a press release on 23 December. The service will be available from March 2020 on Toyota and Lexus brand connected cars. The Telematics Damage Service System is an ac...
    New Toyota Yaris to get hybrid powertrain
    Toyota will equip its new Yaris hatchback with a hybrid powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 20 December. The car's next-generation Toyota Hybrid System II is based around a 1.5L inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine which enables a fuel-efficiency of 36 kilometers per liter,...
    24-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Toyota recalls 1,058 vehicles in Australia over issue with seatbelt locking mechanisms
    Toyota has issued a recall of 1,058 vehicles in Australia to fix an issue with the seatbelt locking mechanism, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 20 December. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Toyota Camry (ASV70, GSV70) and Camry Hybrid...
    23-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Denso, Toyota name semiconductor JV ‘MIRISE Technologies’
    Toyota Motor Corp has said that its joint venture with Denso will be called MIRISE Technologies, a company press release on 10 December showed. The JV will be established in April 2020. The JV will conduct research and develop next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors and manufacturing electronic...
    MY2020 Toyota Corolla to be available only as a hybrid in UK
    The Toyota Corolla range has been revised for the 2020 model year.  The most important development is that the car will only be available as a hybrid in the United Kingdom from next year onwards. The Japanese car maker issued a press release on December 3rd confirming the same, and mentioned th...
    03-Dec-2019 News New Products
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