Toyota to offer royalty-free access to hybrid-vehicle patents

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Toyota Motor will provide free access to its hybrid-vehicle patents through 2030, it stated on Wednesday, looking to expand use of the lower-emission technology even as the worldwide industry shifts toward completely electric cars. Toyota stated it would grant licenses on almost 24,000 patents on technologies used in its Prius, the first mass-produced “green” car […]

Honda and Hino join SoftBank and Toyota mobility venture

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Japanese automakers Honda and Hino are teaming up for a partnership between SoftBank and Toyota for mobility advantages including self-driving cars. SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor announced a joint venture for mobility services in 2018, in what they called a “united Japan” effort to deal with the worldwide competition. Honda Motor, Toyota’s competitor, and Hino […]

Toyota Launches New Doorstep Car Service Program In India

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Toyota has started the service in remote locations before moving to bigger cities Toyota Kirloskar Motor has started a new doorstep maintenance service- ‘Service Express’ which is mainly intended at providing periodic service (Minor, Medium and Major) at remote locations where car owners have to travel long distances to find a dealership. The periodic maintenance […]

China sales marks Toyota’s profit while U.S. weakness continues

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Toyota Motor’s quarterly profit edged up as demand for its car models from cost-conscious Chinese customers helped offset bleak North American sales, although the company’s shares slipped as it cut its yearly net income outlook. The automaker attributed the smaller forecast to unrealised losses from equity investments, but, in a sign that business was still […]

Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles over air bag inflators

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Toyota Motor stated Wednesday it is recalling another 1.7 million vehicles globally for potentially defective Takata air bag inflators as part of a multi-year industry recall campaign declared in 2016. Automakers are including about 10 million vehicle inflators in the United States to what is already known as the largest-ever recall campaign in history. Last […]