Toyota plans to increase production, shrink expense of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Toyota Mirai

Toyota is doubling down on its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and SUVs and supporting the technology into buses and trucks to construct economies of scale. As Toyota cranks up enhancements for the next generation of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV), anticipated in the early 2020s, it […]

U.S. ITC says investigating Toyota, others in patent infringement case

Toyota C-HR crossover images

The U.S. International Trade Commission stated on Thursday it would probe Toyota Motor, Panasonic and other companies for alleged patent infringement in certain infotainment systems, components and automobiles involving such systems. The investigation was based on a report by Broadcom Inc, the commission stated. Other companies to be probed are Denso Ten America Ltd, a […]

Toyota to introduce ‘talking’ vehicles in United States in 2021

Toyota Auto Body LCV D-Cargo concept Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota Motor prepares to begin offering U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker stated on Monday, possibly preventing thousands of accidents on yearly basis. The U.S. Transportation Department must decide if they should adopt a pending proposal that would need all future automobiles to have […]

Toyota’s Hino, Volkswagen’s truck form alliance to cut R&D costs

Toyota Hino truck

The truck units of Toyota and Volkswagen are forming an alliance to boost their market positions as commercial automakers face increasing costs to develop lower-emission automobiles and automated driving capabilities. The strategic tie-up of Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is the recent in the international vehicle industry, where automakers look […]