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Toyota AI Ventures Invests in YPC Technologies Through 2020 “Call for Innovation”

Toyota AI Ventures Invests in YPC Technologies Through 2020 “Call for Innovation”

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (October 20, 2020) — Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s early-stage venture capital fund, today announced its investment in YPC Technologies, a robotic kitchen startup based in Montreal, Canada. The funding follows YPC Technologies’ participation in the 2020 Toyota AI Ventures “call for innovation” focused on smart, connected cities that launched earlier this year in partnership with Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD) and Toyota Research Institute (TRI).

New XLE Premium Grade for 2021 RAV4 Hybrid

New XLE Premium Grade for 2021 RAV4 Hybrid

PLANO, Texas (October 8, 2020) Very few vehicles have the capacity to be both a segment leader and a segment disruptor – but the fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 has managed to achieve just that. The latest RAV4 continues its bold leadership moves for 2021 by adding the XLE Premium model to the hybrid lineup at a starting MSRP of $32,500. Additionally, for the RAV4 TRD Off-Road, a new TRD-stamped stainless steel front skid plate has been added for 2021.

Toyota Research Institute Showcases Latest Robotics Research

Toyota Research Institute Showcases Latest Robotics Research

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (September 30, 2020) -- With an eye toward putting their research muscle behind solving broad societal issues, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) opened its laboratory doors to journalists to showcase their latest advances in robotics aimed at assisting humans in their homes (360-degree presentation video here). TRI’s focus is on home-based assistance to address the vexing issue of our aging population. According to the United Nations, over the next three decades the global population over the age of 65 is projected to more than double. That means over 1.5 billion people around the world will be 65 or older by the year 2050. This graying of the population will have profound effects on society, the workforce and the economy. TRI believes their research can provide options to address these challenges with advanced human-assist robots to help people age in place with dignity.

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