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Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota believes that in just a couple years, demand for the mineral will outpace supply, which is why it's been developing magnets for …

Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space

One of the big themes of this year's CES is mobility and Japanese automaker Toyota isn't about to be left out. Today at the annual consumer electronics conference, the company that brought us the Prius announced its mobile retail space, e-Palette meant to open up opportunities for businesses to …

Toyota Just Made the Most Badass Minivan

Combining the practicality of a cargo van with the design elements of a sporty SUV, the Tj Crusier concept previews a funky family car.<p>With the FJ Crusier being out of production, Toyota is looking for new ways to twist the SUV genre into new dimensions. Named Tj Cruiser after "toolbox" and "joy," …

Toyota Safety Sense avanza hacia un mundo sin accidentes

El paquete de tecnologías Toyota Safety Sense, que cada vez forma parte de más modelos de sus marcas como parte del equipo estándar, marca el camino …

Toyota patents a device that could make car pillars transparent

Modern cars have thick roof pillars that help make their bodies stronger and more crash resistant, but also negatively impact visibility. Toyota may …

Toyota may come out with a game-changing electric car for 2022

The twin issues of short ranges and long charging times are still a major obstacle for electric cars. But a solution to those problems may be on the …

Toyota's 2022 EV to pack fast-charging, solid-state batteries

Toyota might wait until 2022 to unveil its first long-range battery-electric vehicle, which would put it well behind the curve. But if its EV packs the revolutionary battery a report claims it will, then it'll be worth every minute of that wait.<p>Toyota will start selling a long-range electric car in …

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 automaker is developing for use in the realm of improving quality of life for everyday people.<p>Toyota has a …

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 wave.<p>Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, …

the world's most incredible Toyotas

A few months ago, Top Gear got a sneak peak of the 230mph, 2000bhp Toyota Land Speed Cruiser. It’s the work of Toyota’s racing division, and rolled …

Toyota FT-4X concept is an off-roader for Millennials

The FJ is dead, long live the FT. Toyota's retro-inspired off-roader may be a few years gone, but the Japanese automaker wants to show that it's still interested in the segment. At the 2017 New York Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the FT-4X concept, short for "Future Toyota-Four-wheel-drive Crossover." …

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Toyota's Robotic Brace Helps You Walk One Leg at a Time

The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on a person's leg from the knee down.<p>Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.<p>The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on …

Toyota Mirai billboards scrub nitrogen oxides while touting hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

If green cars can reduce emissions, why shouldn't their advertising do the same?<p>That's the theory behind a series of billboards in relevant …