Toyota unveils concept car with AI and autonomous driving tech

Jan 5, 2017

Toyota unveils concept car with AI and autonomous driving tech

Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled a concept car with built-in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology designed to interact with the driver. The Wednesday unveiling of the Concept-i, which the automaker says can read its driver’s personality and emotions, came ahead of the opening ...

Toyota likely to fall from top spot in global auto sales

Dec 27, 2016

Toyota likely to fall from top spot in global auto sales

Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest automaker in terms of sales for the past four years, was outperformed by Volkswagen AG in the 11 months through November. Unless Toyota has a remarkable December, it will lost it’s No. 1 status. In the 11-month period, ...

Nov 29, 2016

Domestic output for eight Japan carmakers fell 3.2% in October

The combined domestic output of eight major Japanese automakers fell 3.2 percent in October from a year earlier to 743,086 vehicles for the first decline in three months, according to data from major automakers. Six of the eight carmakers reported declines, with Mitsubishi Motors ...

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Nov 24, 2016

Toyota expects to improve EV batteries 'in a few years'

Toyota Motor Corp. said it aims to develop a new, more advanced electric car battery “in a few years” that will allow it to improve driving range and battery life by up to 15 percent. Such performance-enhanced lithium-ion battery technology will likely enable all ...

Toyota agrees to $3.4 billion settlement over rust complaints

Nov 13, 2016

Toyota agrees to $3.4 billion settlement over rust complaints

Toyota has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay approximately $3.4 billion to owners of trucks and SUVs in the United States who complained that their vehicles lacked proper rust protection. The agreement relates to some 1.5 million Toyota Tacomas, Sequoias and Tundras ...

Nov 9, 2016

Japan's seven top carmakers see April-September sales sag amid high yen

Japan’s seven major automakers logged drops in group sales in April-September, reflecting the yen’s appreciation, their latest earnings data have showed. Toyota Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., which rely on exports more heavily than others, posted operating profit declines ...