LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor unveiled a versatile electric concept vehicle for multimodal transportation and announced it was teaming up with Amazon, Didi, Uber and other partners to form a new mobility alliance. On the eve of the annual CES high-tech fair here, Toyota said its e-Palette concept vehicle marks an important step in the Read More..
Toyota Motor has formed a partnership with Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT to better handle the huge data volumes that are expected to move in and out of tomorrow’s cars. The carmaker also said it had formed a dedicated “Connected Technologies” unit for its North American division. The big data consortium’s objective is “to develop Read More..
The 2018 Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle to have the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform underpinning its next-generation infotainment system. AGL, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, is developing a common platform for car infotainment systems and enhanced connectivity that functions as an industry standard. â€œThe flexibility of the AGL Read More..
The problem with electric vehicles is well-known: They cost too much, donâ€™t have enough rangeÂ and are impractical because of a dearth of charging stations. Automakers, together with otherÂ new-mobility stakeholders, are working on this. But so far, EV sales growth has been slow andÂ the long awaited sales breakthrough hasnâ€™t happened. Will the arrival of commercially availableÂ fuel-cell Read More..
Toyota and Japan’s NTT Group are cooperating to develop connected-car technologies, combining research in accident prevention, new mobility services and other areas. The two companies said in a press release that their goal is to realize “a sustainable smart mobility society” and, to achieve this, they want to develop, verify and standardize connected-car technology. Toyota, Read More..
Members of a newly formed “Hydrogen Council” committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was unveiled during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Auto-industry members of the council are BMW, Read More..
Amid all the enthusiasm for driverless cars, a senior Toyota executive, speaking at the CES consumer electronics show, focused on some of the big challenges that will need to be overcome before autonomous driving can be adopted on public roads. Gill Pratt, who heads the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said current attempts to introduce so-called Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor unveiled a concept car here featuring artificial intelligence technology that is designed to learn and grow with the driver. The Japanese carmaker said at the CES consumer electronics show that its Concept-i demonstrates how highly automated vehicles will require a totallyÂ Â new kind of user interface. The Concept-i, it says, Â puts Read More..
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), citing â€œan unprecedented level of collaboration,” has released the latest version of its open-source infotainment platform. The community, which has close to 90 member companies including Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is promoting the adoption of an open-source standard for car infotainment systems. Read More..
Toyota Motor is studying whether fuel-cell technology can be used in heavy-duty trucks. The Japanese carmaker said it is exploring a semi-trailer truck application for a feasibility study in California. Toyota said more details on the study would be announced in coming months. The company’s Mirai fuel-cell car, which was launched in Japan in late Read More..