‘The Power of Solar & Wind – the Road to Carbon Neutrality’ to Air on Discovery, Science Channel, MotorTrend TV
NEW YORK (October 20, 2021) — With encouragement from the Biden Administration and the keen support of new US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, a number of elite U.S. companies have turned to alternative energy sources to power their facilities and operations. Some large-scale fields of solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbine farms are currently under construction, while some are already commissioned and generating clean, emissions-free electricity either for direct or indirect use for large automotive manufacturing plants.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (October 18, 2021) – Together with state and community leaders, Toyota Alabama lined-off Toyota’s latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra. These new engines, a hybrid powered twin-turbo V6 engine and the gas-powered twin-turbo V6 engine, usher in the next era of powertrains assembled in Huntsville.
PLANO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2021) – Toyota announced today that it will invest approximately $3.4 billion (380 billion yen) in automotive batteries in the United States through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for battery electric vehicles, and is part of the global total of approx. $13.5 billion (1.5 trillion yen) set aside for investment in battery development and production announced last month by Toyota Motor Corporation.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (October 15, 2021) – Toyota announced today that Torrence Racing will join Team Toyota beginning with the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The addition of Torrence Racing’s two-team effort expands Toyota’s team partnerships to include five Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars.
Toyota Research Institute Announces Machine Learning Advances at the International Conference on Computer Vision
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (October 11, 2021) — Today, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced the acceptance of six research papers in the field of machine learning at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). The research advances understanding across various tasks crucial for robotic perception, including semantic segmentation, 3D object detection and multi-object tracking.
LOS ANGELES (October 8, 2021) –The 2021 Toyota Mirai officially set the Guinness World Records title for the longest distance by a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle without refueling. The Mirai achieved an unprecedented 845 miles driven on a five-minute complete fill of hydrogen as it completed a roundtrip tour of Southern California to achieve the record. Recently selected by Ward’s Automotive as a 10Best Engine & Propulsion Systems winner, the Toyota Mirai’s record sets a new distance milestone for zero emission vehicles.