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Toyota’s Supra is Mad and Bad But Better Than a BMW Z4

Toyota’s wild and wonderful Supra is the fifth generation of this much-loved sports car and it’s also one of the maddest incarnations the Japanese carmaker has produced. However, while it’s definitely a lot more interesting to look at than it’s direct counterpart, the BMW Z4, there’s no escaping the fact that it does actually feature rather a lot of BMW in it. Read More >>

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From Mild to Wild at Toyota’s Kenshiki Forum 2020

With everyone going mad for anything electric at the moment let’s spare a thought for hydrogen-powered vehicles. And, more importantly, the manufacturers who are brave enough to invest in the big H. After all, it's not easy to fill up with hydrogen, with a far-from-liberal smattering of just 17 pumps here in the UK alone. Read More >>

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Toyota CEO Predicted Peak Oil by 2020 Back in 2009

Toyota’s North American CEO, Jim Lentz, predicted back in 2009 that by 2020 the world would hit peak oil – the idea that the world’s demand for oil would exceed the world’s supply of oil. And since we’ve officially entered the year 2020, it feels like an appropriate time to look at whether his prediction was correct. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t. Read More >>

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Toyota Gives its UK Carmakers a Brexit Day Day Off

Toyota's UK car builders are to be given a long weekend around Brexit Day, with staff told not to turn up for work on Friday November 1 or the following weekend, while bosses try to work out what's going on should the UK leave the EU as currently planned at close of October 31. Read More >>

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Blind Driver Takes 5th Place On Top Gear Test Track

An NHS doctor has managed the fifth-fastest time on the Top Gear test track despite not being able to see. Read More >>

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Toyota’s Made Hideous Charity Wrapping Paper For Car Fans

It's always good to see companies with lots of money choosing to help out charity, but we're not sure Toyota's latest stunt is the way to go about it. Read More >>

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Toyota’s New Hydrogen Car & Bus Concepts Mean Electric Might Have Some Competition

The past few years car companies have been increasingly switching their attention away from fossil fuels and towards electric battery-powered cars. And rightly so. But hiding away in the shadows are cars powered by hydrogen. Some might consider them dead, thanks to the rise in electric popularity, but Toyota's new concepts means there's still life in the idea. Read More >>

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Would You?

At CES on Wednesday, Toyota revealed Concept-i, an AI-assisted concept vehicle that uses machine learning to “build a relationship that is meaningful and human.” Among other things, this apparently means the ability wink demurely at its driver. Read More >>

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Toyota Has Made an Annoying Robot Baby to Replace Actual Babies

Japan’s birth rate has been on the decline for some time now, so engineers at Toyota have come up with an ingenious solution to help people apparently feel the companionship of kids: an annoying robot. Read More >>

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Toyota Is Buying Up Robotics Companies. Could Boston Dynamics Be Next?

In March, the Toyota Research Institute bought up Cambridge (Massachusetts)-based startup Jaybridge Robotics, and according to Tech Insider, they may be expanding with another famous Massachusetts company: Google’s Boston Dynamics, the maker of the Big Dog and Atlas robots. Read More >>

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Toyota’s ‘Guardian Angel’ Would Grab the Steering Wheel From Humans to Prevent a Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement. Read More >>

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Toyota and Microsoft Want to Free You From In-Car ‘Tyranny of Technology’

The boundaries between technology and automotive sectors continue to blur, and now Toyota and Microsoft have announced that they’ll be working together to imbue cars with artificial intelligence that will, they promise, humanise the driving experience. Read More >>

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Toyota Investing Big in Artificial Intelligence

Seeing as cars are all just going to drive themselves in future, vehicle manufacturers are wise to branch out into technologies that will support those developments. In Toyota’s case, that takes the form of a $1 billion investment in a Silicon Valley AI research centre. Read More >>

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Toyota’s Cupholder Robot Could Keep You Safe on the Road

At the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Toyota revealed a miniature version of the first talking robot in space. It can hitch a ride in your car with you, keeping you company while driving — and maybe keeping you safe, too. Read More >>

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Toyota’s Crash Test Simulators Now Account for Bodies Braced for Impact

An accident can happen in a split second when you’re driving, but studies have shown that half the time the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software with improved virtual muscles to take this into account. Read More >>