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Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

Toyota Brings the Future of Mobility to CES 2016

January 06, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2016 -- Attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show are getting a first-hand look at the future of mobility, and it is cleaner, safer and more convenient. Toyota is showcasing a host of automated, connected and zero-emission technologies at CES 2016, giving conference-goers a window into a world where vehicles can not only take care of themselves; they also take care of you.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 05, 2016
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks a during a press conference at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 05, 2016
Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.... more

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

January 05, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 -- The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.... more

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

Toyota to Commercialize New Telematics System Using SmartDeviceLink

January 04, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has entered into an agreement with Ford and Livio to establish an industry development and operation framework to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). Other automakers and app developers are welcome to join this collaboration. Toyota will also commercialize a telematics system using SDL.... more

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

Toyota Accelerates Its Connected Car Technology Initiatives

January 04, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2016 -- Toyota announced its next-generation connected vehicle framework at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, accelerating its initiatives to provide its customers with greater convenience and increased data security. The framework builds on advances in automobile, IT, and communications systems to enhance Toyota vehicles with connected technologies.... more

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

Toyota to Display New Map Generation System at CES 2016

December 22, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Dec. 22, 2015 -- To aid the safe implementation of automated driving, Toyota is developing a high-precision map generation system that will use data from on-board cameras and GPS devices installed in production vehicles. The new system will go on display at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 in Las Vegas, which will run from January 6 through 9.... more

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

December 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2015) – Toyota will announce new details on its plans for research leveraging artificial intelligence at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.... more

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

December 02, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai Product Sheet

2016 Toyota Mirai Product Sheet

November 30, 2015

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

November 16, 2015
San Francisco, Nov. 16, 2015 -- How could Toyota i-Road help change life in the Bay Area?

That’s the question Silicon Valley innovators and entrepreneurs answered at Toyota Onramp 2015, a one-day conference designed for a select group of innovators, investors and car enthusiasts in Silicon Valley to engage with Toyota and explore the future of driving innovation and sustainable mobility together.... more

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

November 05, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 6, 2015 -- At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI), as an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. A second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The new company will begin operations in January 2016.... more

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

November 05, 2015
Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Today, we have more options for getting from one place to another than ever before. Innovations abound, but are we making the most of this progress to build a future where all people can move more freely? Now is the time for fresh thinking on the mobility challenges that continue to exist in our modern society.... more

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

October 21, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized today for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport with a SmartWay Excellence Award. ... more

Toyota to Showcase Connected Vehicles and Car Sharing at Smart Mobility City 2015

Toyota to Showcase Connected Vehicles and Car Sharing at Smart Mobility City 2015

October 16, 2015
Tokyo, Japan, October 16, 2015 -- Toyota will exhibit the latest ITS technologies and initiatives for safe and comfortable mobility at Smart Mobility City 2015, an event being held alongside the Tokyo Motor Show.... more

Watch the Mirai Fly

Watch the Mirai Fly

October 01, 2015
While the Toyota Mirai cannot literally fly, it is flying off the virtual shelf! ... more

Toyota to Show Latest Smart Mobility Initiatives at ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

Toyota to Show Latest Smart Mobility Initiatives at ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

September 30, 2015
Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 30, 2015 -- From October 5 through 9, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies from around the world will go on display in Bordeaux. Toyota will be one of those hosting an exhibit at the 22nd ITS World Congress (hosted by ERTICO-ITS Europe), and will showcase some of its many ongoing initiatives in this area.... more

Toyota Bringing Advanced ITS Technology to Mass-Market Models in Japan

Toyota Bringing Advanced ITS Technology to Mass-Market Models in Japan

September 30, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, Sept. 30, 2015 -- By the end of 2015, Toyota will make a new ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) safety package available on three models in Japan. The package, named ITS Connect, uses Japan's standardized ITS frequency of 760 MHz to receive and share data transmitted by external infrastructure and other vehicles. Equipping ITS on these three models will make Toyota the world's first1 automaker to bring a driver assist function that uses a dedicated ITS frequency to market.... more

Let's Innovate Together with Toyota i-Road

Let's Innovate Together with Toyota i-Road

September 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2015 -- Do you have an idea how the i-Road, Toyota's three-wheeled electric vehicle, could help change life in the Bay Area?  Then join us at Toyota Onramp 2015 where winning ideas earn cash prizes and the opportunity to collaborate with Toyota.... more

Mirai, el Nuevo Vehículo de Toyota con Pila de Combustible de Hidrógeno, Lleva el Futuro de la Movilidad a la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism 2015 en Orlando, Florida

Mirai, el Nuevo Vehículo de Toyota con Pila de Combustible de Hidrógeno, Lleva el Futuro de la Movilidad a la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism 2015 en Orlando, Florida

September 17, 2015
NUEVA YORK (17 de septiembre de 2015) — Después de un proceso de creación de casi 20 años, el tan esperado Mirai, un vehículo con pila de combustible de hidrógeno, será presentado durante la Conferencia Excellence in Journalism (EIJ15, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Orlando World Center Marriott, del 18 al 20 de septiembre en Orlando, Florida. Los principales profesionales del mundo periodístico televisivo, impreso y digital tendrán la oportunidad de experimentar el Mirai de primera mano. La conferencia cuenta con la participación de la Sociedad de Periodistas Profesionales (SPJ, por sus siglas en inglés), la Asociación para Noticias de Radio, Televisión y Medios Digitales (RTDNA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ, por sus siglas en inglés).... more

Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle Drives the Future of Mobility at the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference

Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle Drives the Future of Mobility at the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference

September 17, 2015
New York, Sept. 17, 2015 -- After a development process spanning more than 20 years, Toyota’s long-awaited hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, will be featured at the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ15) Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Sept. 18-20, in Orlando, Fla. Top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital will have the opportunity to experience the Mirai first hand. The conference is being convened jointly by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
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Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

September 04, 2015
Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 4, 2015 -- The research and development of intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies will get a major boost in an ambitious new collaboration between Toyota, Stanford and MIT.  At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next 5 years to establish joint research centers at each university.  Additionally Dr. Gill Pratt, former Program Manager at DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and leader of its recent Robotics Challenge, has joined Toyota to direct and accelerate these research activities and their application to intelligent vehicles and robotics.... more

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

August 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) –  Don’t pour out that lemonade. Toyota and comedian Nikki Glaser have taken a humorous look at a potential fuel source – discarded lemonade from kids' lemonade stands. And the lemonade stand business is tough out there.... more

Longing for a Mirai? Take the First Step Today

Longing for a Mirai? Take the First Step Today

July 20, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (July 20, 2015) – Three, two, one…..liftoff!  The Toyota Mirai customer order request portal is live and California customers should beam themselves to www.toyota.com/mirai to seek to claim their place in automotive history.
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Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

Toyota Shifts Home Helper Robot R&D into High Gear with New Developer Community and Upgraded Prototype

July 16, 2015
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of society will affect many countries over the coming decades.... more

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