Toyota’s Concept-i Walk offers rolling personal mobility

Toyota's thinking outside the car with one of two new Concept-i vehicles it revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The Concept-i Walk is a sidewalk mobility device that takes up the same physical

Toyota’s new Concept-i Ride is your tiny automotive friend about town

Toyota unveiled two new members of its Concept-i series at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, including the new Concept-i Ride, designed for in-city transportation and equipped with user-friendly functio

Toyota’s ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ fuel cell concept aims for long-range flexibility

Toyota is debuting a new concept vehicle for the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a fuel cell vehicle that’s designed to get around 1,000 km (around 621 miles) on a single hydrogen p

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks put to work in Port of LA pilot

Toyota has hydrogen fuel cell transport trucks that generate no local emissions, and that have 670 horsepower and an 80,000-pound total weight capacity. The powertrain includes two of Toyota's Mirai f

Toyota Research Institute debuts its next-generation automated driving platform

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) isn’t letting the grass grow long on its autonomous vehicle research platform: The research wing of carmaker Toyota is updating its self-driving test car to versi

Uber rival Grab nets strategic investment from Toyota

Uber’s Asia-based rival Grab has confirmed that it has taken an undisclosed investment from Toyota. The Japanese automotive giant has been named as one of the participants in Grab’s Series

Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech

A collection of prominent names in the tech industry have teamed up with Toyota to work on developing big data systems to support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. Denso, Ericsso

Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase reverses its stance on Bitcoin cash, Grubhub buys Eat24 for $287.5 million from Yelp and Toyota takes 5 percent stake in Mazda. All this on Crunch Report.

Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI

Toyota has agreed to purchase a five percent stake in Mazda, and will build a joint plant in the U.S. worth $1.6 billion, the automaker revealed today. Toyota also said it’s going to increase it

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car

Run your startup the Toyota way

Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We've probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the

VCs determined to replace your job keep AI’s funding surge rolling in Q2

These are good times for AI entrepreneurs. Venture, corporate and seed investors have put an estimated $3.6 billion into AI and machine learning companies this year, according to Crunchbase data. That

Crunch Report | Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time

Wiz Khalifa's music video for "See you again" is the new most-viewed video on YouTube, Elon Musk buys back domain name, Toyota launches an AI fund and Facebook tests display ads in Messenger. Al

Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institu

Toyota completes first in-home Human Support Robot trial in North America

Toyota recently wrapped up its first in-home trial in North America of its Human Support Robot platform. The robot, which goes by HSR for short, is one of the mobility assistance bots that the automak

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wav

Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships

Car sharing service Getaround has raised $45 million in Series C funding, led by a new investor Braemar Energy Ventures, and with participation from Toyota Motor Corp and China’s SAIC Motor. The

Toyota Mirai’s fuel cell system scales up for semi trucks

The Toyota Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicle is so far a niche vehicle, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from dreaming big — really big. Project Portal is a proof of concept semi truck that r

Toyota’s FT-4X concept is your ‘millennial casualcore’ dream SUV

Yes, Toyota used both “millennial” and “casualcore” to dreadful effect in the press release for the new FT-4X crossover SUV concept it revealed during the New York Internationa

Toyota’s new robot leg brace can help those with partial paralysis walk again

Toyota is introducing a new robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 that can help patients with partial paralysis affecting one side of their body walk again. The robotic exoframe is worn on the
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