Toyota

30th June 2020

Insurers See Virus’s Unexpected Boost for UBI

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods globally but one of the most startling and apparent changes has been the rapid decline in vehicular traffic. Insurance industry experts...

By Robert Gray

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26th June 2020

AI Still Betting on Perfect Human Machine Marriage

When we read the words “artificial intelligence” (AI) we usually picture robots, machines, and circuit boards, not people. However, some working to develop AI solutions for cars aim to...

By Eric Volkman

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22nd May 2020

Building Connected Ecosystems for Branded Revenue Streams

The automotive industry continues its slow trudge towards autonomous technology. Yet, this is the time carmakers are busy considering how best to create and nurture innovative content ecosystems that...

By Andrew Williams

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5th May 2020

Automakers Agree Driverless Tech Definitions

Despite a recent retreat from driverless technology, automakers have at least agreed some definitions around what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. With the twin pressures of the enduringly high cost...

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4th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Car Production Restarts But Some Projects Won’t Come Back

Add the connected car service, Automatic, to the growing list of Coronavirus casualties in the auto industry. SiriusXM announced last week that it will cancel its service, which made...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Toyota Behind Repurposing Robo-Taxis as Driverless Delivery Fleet

Self-driving start-up backed by Toyota has transformed its robo-taxi fleet into a driverless grocery delivery service last week. The move came in response to the ongoing lockdown in California...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th March 2020

BMW Reveals its Vision of a Hydrogen Future

BMW has revealed its vision of a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain solution for its future products. The BMW i Hydrogen Next concept powertrain generates up to 166bhp while it...

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23rd March 2020

Toyota Teams Up to Push Fuel Cell Truck Development

Toyota has teamed up with a specialist truck builder to advance its plans for a market-ready fuel cell heavy goods vehicle. With Hino Motors, the automaker has agreed to...

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23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th March 2020

Toyota Sticks to Diesel for New Proace City LCV

Despite early rumors that Toyota would be launching its new Proace City urban LCV with an electrification option, it is staying true to climate friendly diesel powertrains. The new...

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24th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla Rides Crest of Electrification Wave

Tesla’s newest vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, finally received its certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency last week. The Model Y’s range came in at 315 miles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th February 2020

Toyota to Debut Compact SUV at Geneva

Toyota will use the 2020 Geneva Motor Show for the world debut of a new compact urban SUV. It says all its experience of building large SUVs will be...

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