Toyota

  • This Won’t End Well: Toyota Connects With Nintendo DS For In-Car Navigation Interface

    This Won’t End Well: Toyota Connects With Nintendo DS For In-Car Navigation Interface

    For some inexplicable reason, Nintendo and Toyota have teamed up to turn the Nintendo DS into a navigational remote control, thereby allowing drivers (although I hope passengers do most of the fiddling) to set their routes using their game consoles. The service, called Kuruma de DS lets you see map and destination info as well as tour information as you drive through town. The service… Read More

  • Video: Toyota Shows Four Healthcare And Nursing Robots

    Video: Toyota Shows Four Healthcare And Nursing Robots

    Honda isn’t the only Japanese car maker active in robotics (with Asimo etc.), Toyota has been active in this area for quite some time, too. Big T showcased a total of four robots yesterday, all with the healthcare and nursing markets in mind. It’s not a surprise Japan’s biggest car company is focusing on these areas, as its home country has the oldest society in the world (23%… Read More

  • The Linux Foundation Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit

    The Linux Foundation Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit

    The Linux Foundation announced today the first ever Automotive Linux Summit. Taking place in Japan on November 28, 2011, it will be an opportunity to address the growing need for carmakers and Linux developers to collaborate on the future of cars as devices. Nissan and Toyota will both be there, along with Intel, NEC, and a host of other mobile solutions developers. Read More

  • RoboCar MEV-C: Japan Gets New Robot Car

    RoboCar MEV-C: Japan Gets New Robot Car

    Tokyo-based robot venture ZMP has churned out yet another robot car: this time, it’s the so-called RoboCar MEV-C, which is based on COMS, a vehicle Toyota started developing back in 2000. Just as COMS, the MEV-C is a single-person, 4-wheeled electric mini car – just with a robotic twist. Read More

  • Toyota Joins Linux Foundation


    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, announced yesterday that Toyota is its newest Gold-level member. This is a pretty interesting development for both organizations. From the official press release: “Toyota is joining The Linux Foundation as a Gold member to maximize its own investment in Linux while fostering open innovation… Read More

  • America's First Pipeline-Fed, Hydrogen Fueling Station Now Open In Los Angeles

    America’s first pipeline-fed, retail hydrogen fueling station opened in Torrance, California, within Los Angeles county on Tuesday. The station will provide hydrogen for fuel cell and hybrid vehicles in the area. It was built through a joint effort by Toyota, Air Products and Shell alternative energies, with funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the U.S. Read More

  • AutoTech Video: A Week In A Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=V2Zm1kMjpmx6e4KJQE_-FPG_ZRWwqraE&version=2 The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are enjoying lots of free publicity right now. Each of their unique approaches to cleaner mobility has drawn a lot of hype. What about the car that started it all? What’s the next step for the Toyota Prius? Read More

  • Microsoft And Toyota Team Up To Create Next-Gen Telematics Platform

    The battle for the in-dash system is just starting to heat up, as we leave the era of half-hearted in-house interfaces and enter a period where your car will be as powerful and accessible as your smartphone. Ford’s been leading this charge with Sync, and Tesla has a new approach as well, and now Microsoft and Toyota are putting their heads together to make a new platform, and like… Read More

  • Videos: Toyota's Humanoids Play The Trumpet And Violin

    Toyota isn’t just a car company: as we reported multiple times over the last years, it produces quite cool robots, too. The company’s music playing robots are particularly amazing, and the latest versions were presented over last weekend in Tokyo. Read More

  • The Toyota RAV4 EV Is Back! This Time Powered By Tesla

    The Toyota RAV4 EV just debuted at the LA Auto show. It’s not much of a surprise, really. It’s been known for a while that Toyota and Tesla were working together on the CUV EV. Tesla was tasked with the developing the power train, battery, electronics, electric motor, gearbox and software — pretty much the heart of the vehicle. The first crop are already on the road and seeing… Read More

  • Another Video Of Google's Automated Toyota Prius (On Its Campus) Arrives

    Another Video Of Google's Automated Toyota Prius (On Its Campus) Arrives

    If you’re going to be testing unmarked automated cars in the field, inevitably people will get curious and – because it’s 2010 and all – whip out their video cameras or cellphones to record them in action. Here’s one that was captured last March at the Googleplex, stopping for a red light, giving the guy who recorded the video (hat tip to Van Tucker) the chance to… Read More

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