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).
TAMPA, Fla. (October 15, 2020) – Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site. The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is […]
PLANO, Texas (October 12, 2020) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announces executive changes to its Supply Chain Management (SCM) operations. These changes are effective October 26, 2020.
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.
LONG BEACH, California (October 5, 2020) – With the rapidly expanding interest in heavy-duty electric trucks, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Hino Trucks have agreed to jointly develop a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market.
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.