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2017 Toyota Mirai Product Information

2017 Toyota Mirai Product Information

July 27, 2017

Toyota Research Institute to Bring Disruptive Tech to Market Faster With Toyota AI Ventures

Toyota Research Institute to Bring Disruptive Tech to Market Faster With Toyota AI Ventures

July 11, 2017
Los Altos, Calif., July 11, 2017 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will invest an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies.... more

Retired Army Ranger and Robot Sidekick Conduct Special Ops for Toyota

Retired Army Ranger and Robot Sidekick Conduct Special Ops for Toyota

June 30, 2017
Daytona, Florida (June 30, 2017) – Decorated U.S. war veteran Romulo (Romy) Camargo starts his day like most of us. He wakes up, gets a drink of water, has some breakfast, brushes his teeth and gets dressed. But for Camargo, whose injuries in Afghanistan left him paralyzed from the neck down, these morning routines require some assistance. And Toyota is learning how to help.
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The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

Toyota Leads Innovation With Three-peat!

Toyota Leads Innovation With Three-peat!

June 05, 2017
York Township, Mich. (June 5, 2017) – In the quickly evolving world of mobility, staying ahead of the technology curve is no easy task. For the third year in a row, Toyota hasn’t just kept up with the pack, they’ve set the pace. A recently released report, “Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2016,” which is published by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), shows that Toyota was awarded 1,540 U.S. patents in 2016 -- more than any other automaker.... more

CSRC 2017 Report

CSRC 2017 Report

May 31, 2017

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) Launches CSRC Next to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) Launches CSRC Next to Study Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Technologies

May 31, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 31, 2017) – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today formally launched the next phase of its research mission, celebrating the successful conclusion of its first five years of auto safety research. The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade.... more

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

May 22, 2017
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab (MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users – both businesses and consumers – may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions and store vehicle usage information that could be used in the setting of insurance rates.... more

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota 4D Engineering Theater

Michigan Science Center Unveils New $1.44M Toyota 4D Engineering Theater

May 22, 2017
DETROIT, May 22, 2017 – Today, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) unveiled the new Toyota 4D Engineering Theater (TET). The theater is designed to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning. Through exciting programs and engaging films, the TET will showcase the fun and dynamic world of STEM and provide a resource for future generations of STEM professionals.  ... more

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

May 22, 2017
Plano, TX (May 22, 2017) – Earlier this year, a team of students at Georgia Tech realized that there was a critical gap in transportation services for people who use wheelchairs – and they wondered if the solution could be in the palm of their hands.... more

Toyota celebrates 40 Years of research and development in North America with the official opening of the expanded R&D centers in Michigan

Toyota celebrates 40 Years of research and development in North America with the official opening of the expanded R&D centers in Michigan

May 04, 2017
York Township, Mich. (May 4, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its North American research and development operations alongside an important milestone today, as the company officially opened its expanded Toyota Motor North American Research & Development (TMNA R&D) Purchasing and Prototype Development centers in York Township, Michigan.  ... more

Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

Toyota Connected To Double Headcount, Expanding in Plano

April 28, 2017
PLANO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – Just a year after its launch, Toyota Connected is planning to double its headcount and expand its office space at the Legacy West Urban Village, adjacent to Toyota Motor North America’s new headquarters.... more

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

April 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2017)— Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reality.     ... more

2017 Meeting of the Minds - 'Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future' - Dr. James Kuffner

2017 Meeting of the Minds - 'Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future' - Dr. James Kuffner

April 14, 2017
Toyota Research Institute Chief Technology Officer Dr. James Kuffner presents “Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future” at 2017 Meeting of the Minds (webinar), March 28, 2017.... more

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

April 12, 2017
Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2017?Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb paralysis as a result of stroke and other causes.... more

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

March 30, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 30, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles.... more

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

March 27, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (Head Office: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; President and Representative Director: Akio Toyoda; "Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroo Unoura; "NTT") have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies(ICT) of NTT Group companies.

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Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

March 16, 2017
Los Altos, Calif. March 7, 2017 - What is it like to compete in a car race that isn’t about speed, but rather fuel efficiency?... more

First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely by Toyota Research Institute Displayed at Prius Challenge Event at Sonoma Raceway

First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely by Toyota Research Institute Displayed at Prius Challenge Event at Sonoma Raceway

March 03, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 3, 2017 – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today displayed its 2.0 generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma California. The all- new test vehicle will be used to explore a full range of autonomous driving capabilities.... more

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

February 27, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 27, 2017 – When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed new laws into effect last year that allow operation of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads, the landmark legislation created the Michigan Council on Future Mobility. Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), has been appointed by Governor Snyder to join this new advisory board and will help shape Michigan regulatory policy as autonomous vehicle technology develops.  ... more

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

February 21, 2017
Toyota City, Japan, February 22, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation announces the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that uses 20 percent less precious metal in approximately 20 percent less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance. The design is the world’s first integrally-molded Flow Adjustable Design Cell (FLAD®) substrate, with a different cell cross-sectional area at the inner portion compared to that at the outer portion. Innovative design and manufacturing technologies have allowed for the mass production of the new catalyst, which will gradually be installed in new vehicle models, starting from the Lexus LC500h later this year.... more

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

February 20, 2017
Torrance, Calif., February 20, 2017 -- On February 17, The California Energy Commission (CEC) posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Shell, in partnership with Toyota, will be considered for the installation of hydrogen refueling equipment into seven retail stations in the state of California and an award of $16,362,500 to develop those stations.  ... more

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement  to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

February 14, 2017
Statement of Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt on “Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment” before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, Feb. 14, 2017.

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New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

New 'Hydrogen Council' Launches in Davos

January 17, 2017
Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.... more

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

2017 NAIAS - Toyota Entune 3.0

January 10, 2017
Toyota Connected Executive Vice President of Business Planning & Strategy Sandy Lobenstein talks about Toyota's third-generation Entune telematics platform at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Jan. 10, 2017.

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