Microsoft yesterday announced a new program for automakers to license its intellectual property (IP) for connected cars. Microsoft also announced that Japanese automaker Toyota has reached an agreement with them to license their IP for connected cars. Read more about it here. “The connected car represents an enormous opportunity for the auto industry, and at the core […]
Microsoft yesterday announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota that includes broad coverage for connected car technologies. Last year, Toyota created a new company called Toyota Connected to serve as the their data science hub as it seeks to connect cars to people’s daily lives. They selected Microsoft’s Azure as the cloud computing platform, providing a […]
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While most automakers are pumping out SUVs, Toyota is looking to go smaller. The Japanese automaker unveiled its i-TRIL concept car at the Geneva Motor Show that ran March 9-19. The futuristic two-seater is meant to showcase a "viable...Show More Summary
Toyota's active safety equipment is now standard. Continue reading 2018 Toyota Sienna gets a mild facelift for New York show 2018 Toyota Sienna gets a mild facelift for New York show originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Can a hybrid vehicle really shine when there’s a plug-in sibling hogging both the spotlight and the technological podium? For some automakers new to the game, time will tell. But at Toyota, which first made “hybrid” a household word,...Show More Summary
Surely it’s time for a new minivan from Toyota. Despite significant interior updates for the 2015 model year and significant powertrain improvements for 2017, the third-generation Toyota Sienna that launched in 2010 is still kickin’, seven years later. Show More Summary
Consumer Reports recaps its lowest rated models for 2017, with products from Mitsubishi, Toyota, Dodge, Cadillac, and Land Rover. Continue reading These are the lowest rated cars and trucks of 2017 These are the lowest rated cars and trucks of 2017 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:15:00 EDT. Show More Summary
Do you like fun? Joy? Happiness? I have discovered this in car form, and it is the 2017 Toyota 86. Fret not the garbage-speak of too little power. It has enough power to do donuts, and that’s all that matters. It’s light. It’s tossable. It’s everything that’s missing from my life, and I need one now. Read more...
The Yaris has received new front and rear fascias, while the Sienna gains an improved infotainment system and more safety technology.
If you didn’t stay up to the wee hours last night excitedly singing the Toyota Yaris’ praises in an internet chat group, you’re forgiven. Demand for the subcompact hatch has fallen to remarkably low levels compared to years past, as newer, more dynamic hatches increasingly hijack buyers’ attention. Show More Summary
Lean thinkers do their best to avoid blaming individuals for systemic problems. This lesson comes also from W. Edwards Deming who was deeply influential on Toyota. It’s easier said than done. Old habits die hard. We all sometimes find...Show More Summary
Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait. Here we pitch the […]
“This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash.” So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia’s race track by storm in 2016. Now in its sophomore season, the 86 Racing Series continues to provide aspiring racing drivers […]
If someone says the word “hybrid” to you during an automotive discussion, what car do you think of first? If you answer “Toyota Prius,” then you are likely in the majority. Today, auto manufacturers have adopted the term “hybrid” to define any vehicle which uses both an internal combustion engine and electric power as a […]
McDonald's, Toyota, the BBC and other major brands pulled out their advertising after their ads showed up in extremists' videos.
The Lexus LC is more luxury cruiser than sports car, but that hasn’t stopped TRD from developing performance upgrades for the car. TRD is one of a handful of official motorsport departments at Toyota. The others are Gazoo Racing and TMG. For the LC, TRD has rolled out several exterior mods. Most of these fall into the category of aerodynamic...
While most major automakers struggle to justify a convertible—if in doubt just ask Toyota about an 86 convertible—Mercedes-Benz has no less than six in its lineup. Seven if you count models from Smart. Sales of luxury vehicles have boomed since last decade's global financial crisis, thanks to a combination of record low interest rates...
Fuel-cell vehicles are still pretty foreign to most of us, especially if you live outside of California. Automakers like General Motors, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda have been working on the technology for decades, but we’ve yet to see a model that could bring the technology more mainstream. Show More Summary
Everyone from startups to car companies as big as Toyota have seen the potential of hydrogen as a clean fuel source for vehicles, since its only byproduct is water. But hydrogen is often made with natural gas, which may be less polluting...Show More Summary