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

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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 and Mazda to built $1.6 billion plant for Huntsville, Alabama

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Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor stated on Wednesday they will construct a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will hire approximately 4,000 employees, a boost for President Donald Trump, who wants auto companies to broaden U.S. production. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda and Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in Montgomery […]

Automakers vow ethical minerals sourcing for electric vehicles

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Leading automakers consisting of Volkswagen and Toyota vowed on Wednesday to support ethical and socially accountable standards in their purchases of minerals for an anticipated rise in electric vehicle production. Need for minerals such as cobalt, graphite and lithium is expected to skyrocket in the coming years as government works on reducing vehicle pollution and […]

Toyota is still committed to hydrogen cars

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Toyota Motor stated its solid-state battery technology under advancement could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, however that does not indicate it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long promoted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling automaker shocked industry watchers in 2016 […]

Toyota to suspend operations at Japan plants as typhoon precaution

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Toyota Motor will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants located in Japan, consisting of those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary procedure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan’s mainland, a spokesperson stated. Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and rail services interfered […]

Japan automakers find no problem with aluminum parts of Kobe Steel

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Four Japanese automakers on Thursday stated they discovered no safety problems with aluminum parts provided by Kobe Steel, easing some concerns that falsified quality information on products from the steelmaker had compromised their automobiles. Kobe Steel shares rose after the automakers’ statements, however the steelmaker still has to contend with a U.S. Justice Department investigation, […]

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, NTT DoCoMo, will establish auto big data consortium

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Toyota Motor, chipmaker Intel Corp and other technology and automobile companies are establishing a consortium to create an environment for big data used in connected automobiles, the Japanese automaker stated. Swiss telecom devices maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo are likewise part of the group, called the Automotive Edge […]

Automakers and deploy automatic braking

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Big automakers are hurrying to launch self-driving vehicles as soon as 2021, however the industry’s significant players are moving gradually when it concerns extensive implementation of a more economical crash avoidance technology that regulators say could avoid thousands deaths and injuries each year. Nissan Motor stated it would make automatic braking systems standard on an […]