Volkswagen, Toyota delay U.S. production restart, citing supplier concerns

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor stated on Wednesday they will delay resuming U.S. production amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns regarding the automotive supply network. VW stated it is indefinitely postponing the resumption of production at its Tennessee assembly plant that had been set to resume on May 3. Toyota stated it will postpone the […]

Toyota-backed Pony.ai to provide autonomous delivery service in California

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Toyota-backed autonomous driving company Pony.ai stated Friday it would provide an autonomous delivery service to residents of Irvine, California, as demand for online orders has increased due to the lockdown led by COVID-19 coronavirus. About 90% of U.S. shoppers are under stay-at-home orders, and an increase in demand for package and grocery delivery has left […]

Toyota extends North American plant shutdown and stop paying temporary workers

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Toyota Motor stated Wednesday it prepares to resume its North American auto plants on May 4, extending its existing shutdown by two additional weeks. The automaker mentioned the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and fall in vehicle demand to extend the halt of production at all of its automobile and components plants located in Canada, Mexico […]

Toyota suspends production indefinitely in Vietnam as country enters lockdown

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Toyota Motor has halted auto production in Vietnam as the country enters lockdown. All cities in Vietnam stopped public gatherings and shut non-essential public services until April 15. Inbound flights have also been stopped and the number of domestic flights have also been decreased. According to the Vietnamese health ministry, Vietnam has a total of […]

Toyota North America collaborates to manufacture ventilators, respirators

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The Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is working together with medical device companies to accelerate the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other important devices for hospitals to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the company stated. The automaker said it is collaborating to produce 3-D printed face shields and mass production will start early next week. It is […]

Toyota and Hino to jointly develop fuel cell truck

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Toyota Motor on Monday has stated that it would develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck in collaboration with its subsidiary, Hino Motors. The automaker views hydrogen technology as a zero-emissions alternative to the battery power for big commercial automobiles. Toyota also stated the truck, based on Hino’s Profia model, would be geared up with dual fuel cell stacks developed […]

Toyota collaborate with Nippon for smart city project in Japan

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Toyota Motor has partnered with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) for establishing a capital tie-up to work together in smart city development in Japan, where autonomous vehicles will transport the civilians. The two companies have been collaborating on connected vehicles since 2017 that are geared up with advanced telecommunication systems since the same year. Under the […]

Nissan, Honda, Toyota close more plants in Europe, Asia due to coronavirus

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Japanese automakers on Wednesday stated they would temporarily stop more vehicle plants in Europe and Asia as coronavirus continues to spread and prompts countries to instruct non-essential businesses to postpone operations. An increasing number of global automakers have been closing plants in Europe and beyond as the COVID-19 outbreak is leading governments to impose commuting […]