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Toyota’s not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

10 October, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Toyota Motor Corp launches its all-battery Lexus next year, the luxury model will be able to drive autonomously on highways, a big step for the Japanese automaker, which has so far trailed rivals in bringing self-driving cars to market. Announced at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, the new Lexus shows … Read More

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Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

09 September, 2019 8:53 pm 8:53 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. In the Japanese government-funded demonstration project, Toyota engineers fitted solar panels designed by Sharp Corp to the hood, roof, rear … Read More

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Trump pressed Japan’s Abe to build more vehicles in the US

04 April, 2019 9:21 am 9:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the US ambassador to Japan. The two discussed recent public announcements by Japanese car makers, including Toyota Motor Corp’s decision to … Read More

Toyota abandons plan to install US connected vehicle tech by 2021

04 April, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it was halting plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on US vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to avoid collisions. Automakers have been divided over whether to proceed with the DSRC system or use a 4G- or 5G-based system in the United … Read More


Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020

01 January, 2019 12:36 pm 12:36 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said. The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, … Read More

Toyota, SoftBank to team up in self-driving and other technology

10 October, 2018 8:57 am 8:57 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp  and SoftBank Group Corp will announce a partnership on automated driving and other technology on Thursday, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The companies plan to hold a news conference later in the day. Toyota President Akio Toyoda and SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son will attend a … Read More

China says will curb ‘haphazard and redundant’ auto investment

09 September, 2018 9:44 am 9:44 am

TIANJIN (Reuters) – China will strictly prevent ‘haphazard investment and redundant development’ in the automobile industry, an official from the state planning agency said , apparently referring to proposed rules on automakers’ investments in new capacity. Nian Yong, head of the National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) Department of Industrial Coordination, said the agency will … Read More

Four Toyota group firms to form JV for self-driving tech: Nikkei

08 August, 2018 8:58 am 8:58 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Four Toyota Motor Corp group firms will form a joint venture to combine their self-driving technologies to better compete with automotive component giants such as Bosch Group , the Nikkei business daily reported . The new company, to be set up by Denso Corp , Aisin Seiki Co , Jtekt Corp  and … Read More