/ Apr 5, 2017

Automatic brakes targeted for 90% of new vehicles by 2020

The government aims to double the proportion of new vehicles equipped with automatic brake systems to over 90 percent by 2020, in an effort to reduce traffic accidents. To achieve the goal, the government will publicize the benefits of vehicles with the safety technology ...

Tesla tops Ford to become second-largest U.S. automaker

/ Apr 4, 2017

Tesla tops Ford to become second-largest U.S. automaker

Tesla Inc. on Monday became the second-largest U.S. car maker in terms of market capitalization, displacing Ford, whose sales lagged amid concerns about the ability of the U.S. market to keep growing. Many major automakers reported U.S. sales declines in March compared with a ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Toyota lets AI loose on hunt for cheaper fuel cells

Toyota Motor Corp. is betting the keys to longer-range electric cars and cheaper fuel cells may lie in machines that act like humans. The carmaker’s Toyota Research Institute is pledging $35 million over the next four years toward putting artificial intelligence to work on ...

Toyota to bring premium brand Lexus to India

/ Mar 27, 2017

Toyota to bring premium brand Lexus to India

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing its premium Lexus brand to India more than two decades after introducing the marque in China, an acknowledgment of the second-most populous country’s growing potential as a source of luxury demand. Lexus will offer two SUVs and a sedan ...

/ Mar 23, 2017

Toyota, NTT to cooperate on wireless technology for autonomous cars

Toyota Motor Corp. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. will cooperate on high-speed communication technology for “connected cars,” sources said Thursday. Toyota and NTT will jointly study the use of next-generation 5G technology to enable autonomous cars to gather information on traffic conditions and ...