By AMANDA VINCENT With Kyle Busch’s win in the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Friday night, Truck Series regulars were shut out of victory lane, keeping Christopher Bell and Kaz Grala as the only two series championship-eligible drivers with race wins, so far, in 2017. [...]
The 9.5 foot-long SkyDrive would be the "world's smallest" flying EV. Continue reading Toyota wants flying cars in time for the 2020 Olympics Toyota wants flying cars in time for the 2020 Olympics originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 May 2017 18:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Thanks to Lean Frontiers for sharing a story from Mike Hoseus on LinkedIn. Mike is, of course, co-author of the excellent book Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way (written with Jeff Liker, who I just learned is retiring from the University of Michigan... Show More Summary
This is a video of a 1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla smashing into each other in a partial-overlap crash test at 40MPH. The test was purportedly funded by Australia and New Zealand's safety advocate group, the Australasian New Car Assessment...Show More Summary
Fatality rates are four times higher in an older vehicle, according to Australia and New Zealand's ANCAP safety advocate.
The impact split the sedan in half, but luckily its occupants did not receive deadly injuries.
Akio Toyoda stated: "I believe that making ever-better cars starts with compact cars." Continue reading Toyota's 'crisis' isn't what you think Toyota's 'crisis' isn't what you think originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 May 2017 14:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
While Toyota and Honda are investing heavily in hydrogen-powered vehicles, Ford has shifted its attention to electric cars. Ford announced in 2013 that it was forming an alliance with Mercedes-Benz and Nissan to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology with the goal of releasing a mass-market vehicle by 2017. Show More Summary
Toyota wants you to stop calling it boring, and dang it, Toyota is going to give some hipster kids money to build a flying car in order to prove its coolness. The goal is to get a prototype in the air by next year, with four rotors helping lift it off of the ground. But wait, no, this actually sounds like a drone. Read more...
Toyota is backing a flying car project that developers hope could be used to kick off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a certain high-tech flair. The massive automaker is investing 40 million yen (US$354,000) in SkyDrive, a drone-like compact flying car designed by a group of Toyota employees in their spare time. Show More Summary
We’re always amazed at just how many SUVs Toyota seems to sell, and there’s good reason for that – people know the brand, know the reputation, and know they’ve got options to choose from. With that in mind, we decided to gather three of the Japanese brand’s seven-seat SUVs to put them to the test: the […]
A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at […]
Toyota is getting in on the flying car craze—but with an Olympic twist. The Japanese automaker backed a project called Cartivator, which wants to build a tiny flying car to light the Olympic flame for the 2020 Summer Games. SEE ALSO:...Show More Summary
A mother in Long Island showed the depths of her love on Mother’s Day by giving up her life to save her daughter’s. Diane Aluska, 55, of Lindenhurst, New York, was walking with her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna, when a Toyota Corolla barreled toward them in reverse. The driver, 80-year-old Ann Riolo, had just backed out of a bakery parking lot. Show More Summary
I used to be all for buying teenagers total crap-heaps as their first cars. It builds character, after all. But then I watched this video of a 1998 Toyota Corolla crashing into a 2015 model, and now I think I’ve changed my mind. Read more...
Two were injured in a shooting on an Interstate 880 off-ramp in Hayward Sunday night, officials said. Both victims were in a Toyota Tacoma exiting the southbound freeway at Winton Avenue when another car pulled up on the driver’s side...Show More Summary
Save a nickel now or spend a dollar later. Continue reading Suppliers love Toyota and Honda: Why that matters to you Suppliers love Toyota and Honda: Why that matters to you originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 May 2017 10:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Car manufacturer Toyota, based in Aichi, Japan, is investing in a group of employees, who have been working on a flying car in their spare time, to create a working prototype by 2018.
It's the plight of the crash test dummy. As automatic safety features on cars improve, life-sized plastic dolls are becoming obsolete, and they're not happy about it. So goes the silly but illustrative concept behind a new campaign from Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles. A third ad launching today joins two from April...