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Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

September 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas – Sept. 6, 2017 –  Ace Metal Crafts in Bensenville, Illinois, needed to find a way to reduce its production lead time.  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s eye clinic wanted to serve more patients. SBP sought to reduce the amount of time it takes to rebuild homes after natural disasters. These are some of the more than 300 organizations throughout North America that have collaborated with Toyota to find better ways of doing their day-to-day work.... more

Children’s Health Joins Forces with Toyota to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Children’s Health Joins Forces with Toyota to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care

September 06, 2017
DALLAS (Sept. 6, 2017) – Through a collaboration with Toyota, Children’s HealthSM, the leading pediatric health system in North Texas, announced today it has successfully reduced rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) by 75 percent with patients in the gastroenterology unit.... more

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

September 05, 2017
NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 – This month, in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23, 2017), The Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents, and Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat safety program from Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota, are teaming up to help keep the littlest passengers safe on the road. For each baby registry created on The Bump website or on its 5-star rated mobile app in September, Buckle Up for Life will provide a new car seat to a family in need as well as educate recipients on the correct way to install it.[1]
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August 2017 Sales Chart

August 2017 Sales Chart

September 01, 2017
Toyota Motor North America August 2017 Sales Chart... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2017

September 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas (September 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported August 2017 sales of 227,625 units. With one more selling day in August 2017 compared to August 2016, sales were up 6.8 percent on volume and up 2.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await –  Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await – Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 24, 2017 – Students across the nation can earn more than good grades by participating in the Lexus Eco Challenge competition. They can help clean the air, land and water in their neighborhoods while being rewarded in the process. With a passion for engineering, math, science and technology, middle and high school students can vie for a chance to win part of $500,000 in prizes and scholarships.... more

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas (August 30, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is partnering with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), The Friedkin Group, Gulf States Toyota (GST) and Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide, to provide a combined relief effort of over $3 million to serve the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The group’s relief efforts include funds to organizations such as the St. Bernard Project and American Red Cross, matching contributions, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and the donation of pre-owned vehicles... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 28, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Harvey. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

Toyota Creates “Connected Technologies” to Advance In-Car User Experience

Toyota Creates “Connected Technologies” to Advance In-Car User Experience

August 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas (August 28, 2017) Toyota Motor North America today announced the decision to form a new group focused on delivering industry-leading user experiences and new technologies for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Leveraging the company’s new “One Toyota” structure, the newly formed “Connected Technologies” group will have approximately 100 positions and will include members from Toyota’s existing teams working on connected vehicles, information systems, and research and development. Combining Toyota’s various strategy, planning, development, engineering and operations for connected service and hardware systems, will help advance and personalize the in-car technology experience for customers. The transition to the new group will start immediately.... more

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

August 25, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 25, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) is doubling its impact with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Habitat Huron Valley) by providing full house renovation funding for two houses, totaling $80,000, for two Ypsilanti single moms. More than 300 volunteers this year will help renovate the two homes in honor of the 10-year partnership between the two.... more

Four Tribal Colleges Receive ‘Toyota TCU STEM Award’ from American Indian College Fund

Four Tribal Colleges Receive ‘Toyota TCU STEM Award’ from American Indian College Fund

August 23, 2017
August 17, 2017, DENVER – A program that encourages American Indians to pursue STEM education and environmental research earned Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, N.M. the ‘Toyota TCU STEM Award’ grand prize. SIPI received a Toyota vehicle and $5,000 to off-set maintenance and insurance costs.... more

Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Pilot Test New Car Share Application

Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Pilot Test New Car Share Application

August 16, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 16, 2017 – Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu. The suite of software and services is an important part of Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) which will offer various functions to enable a more convenient mobility experience. When the employee-only pilot testing program concludes, Servco, the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Hawaii, will use the car-sharing technology to launch a new Honolulu-based car share business by the end of 2017.
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Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

August 10, 2017
TOKYO, (Aug. 10, 2017) -- DENSO Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The objective of the consortium is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.... more

Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

August 04, 2017
TOKYO, August 4, 2017 Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) signed an agreement today to enter a business and capital alliance, with the aim of further strengthening their lasting partnership.... more

TMC Announces First Quarter Financial Results

TMC Announces First Quarter Financial Results

August 04, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.... more

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches New Research Tracks to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches New Research Tracks to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

August 02, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 02, 2017 – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced a sweeping set of new research programs studying the opportunities and addressing the challenges of emerging vehicle technologies. The eleven projects, launched in partnership with eight leading research institutions in North America, mark the first projects launched under CSRC Next, the Center’s new five-year program that continues to support a safer transition to the future of mobility.... more

Toyota Motor North America Appoints Former Regional General Manager Chris Schultz to Manage Olympic & Paralympic Games Partnership in the United States

Toyota Motor North America Appoints Former Regional General Manager Chris Schultz to Manage Olympic & Paralympic Games Partnership in the United States

August 01, 2017
Plano, Texas, August 01, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today announced the appointment of Chris Schultz to general manager, Olympic-Paralympic marketing and Dedra DeLilli to the role of group manager, Olympic-Paralympic marketing.... more

Lost or Damaged Your Car Keys? Soon This Won’t Be a Problem

Lost or Damaged Your Car Keys? Soon This Won’t Be a Problem

August 01, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., August 1, 2017 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) helps drivers with lost, stolen, or damaged car keys get back on the road with its new Key Replacement Protection product.... more

July 2017 Sales Chart

July 2017 Sales Chart

August 01, 2017

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for July 2017, Sets New Record for RAV4

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for July 2017, Sets New Record for RAV4

August 01, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 1, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported July 2017 sales of 222,057 units. With the one less selling day in July 2017 compared to July 2016, sales were up 3.6 percent on volume and up 7.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.... more

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution.... more

Toyota Wins Altair Enlighten Award for Weight Savings Efforts

Toyota Wins Altair Enlighten Award for Weight Savings Efforts

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota was presented with an Altair Enlighten Award for its use of innovative weight reducing vehicle closure systems at today’s CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). The award program honored Toyota’s use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on the Prius Prime liftgate and Lexus LC 500 side doors and luggage hatch.... more

Toyota Power of Exchange: Building Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

Toyota Power of Exchange: Building Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

July 28, 2017
Dallas, Texas, (Jul. 20, 2017) – More than 600 attendees at the 2017 Toyota Power of Exchange, held Thursday, July 20 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, had one collective goal in mind: building opportunities.... more

Concept of 'Co-' Inspires Lexus Design Award 2018 - Now Open for Entries

Concept of 'Co-' Inspires Lexus Design Award 2018 - Now Open for Entries

July 24, 2017
New York, July 24, 2017 — Continuing its commitment to a better world through design, Lexus International announced today its call for entries for the Lexus Design Award 2018. Launched in 2013, the award is an international platform to identify and recognize the next generation of global creators and designers.  Every year, thousands of young creative talent from around the world aspire to be selected for the final round. Those twelve finalists and their works will be introduced to the design community and beyond at Milan Design Week 2018*, four of which will be mentored by established global designers and given a production budget of three million JPY (over $25K USD) to create actual prototypes.... more

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid Vehicles

July 20, 2017
PLANO, Texas, July 20, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving 671 Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles in the U.S.  Among these 671 vehicles, up to 42 are potentially equipped with a misassembled front drive shaft.... more

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