Jun 3, 2016

Toyota, KDDI team up to develop global platform for networking cars

Toyota Motor Corp. and KDDI Corp. will establish a global communications platform to promote the spread of connected cars in Japan and elsewhere, the companies said Thursday. The automaker plans to develop a uniform data communication module that can be used globally by 2019, ...

Jun 1, 2016

Toyota idles four plants due to blast at brake parts supplier

Toyota Motor Corp. suspended Tuesday operations at four domestic plants, including those of subsidiaries, citing possible parts shortages following an explosion the previous day at a brake parts supplier, company officials said. The automaker plans to expand its output suspension early Wednesday, halting production ...

May 30, 2016

Toyota reportedly mulling buying Google's robotics unit

Toyota Motor Corp. is in talks to buy Boston Dynamics, a robotics unit of Google Inc., news website Tech Insider has reported. Terms for the deal are not known, but Tech Insider quoted a source familiar with the matter as saying that the ink ...

May 25, 2016

Toyota to invest in Uber, offer leasing to drivers

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is making a strategic investment in Uber Technologies Inc. as automakers race to align themselves with the fast-growing ride-hailing industry. The companies will also work together on offering auto leases to Uber drivers. The investment is small, and Toyota ...

May 25, 2016

Toyota to build new plant in Malaysia

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will build a new plant in Malaysia to meet the future domestic vehicle demand expected to increase in line with the country’s economic growth. Toyota plans to start operations at the new plant in early 2019, with its ...

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Apr 25, 2016

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Toyota Motor Corp., the dominant maker of gasoline-electric autos, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid models in China, in spite of the government’s unwillingness to subsidize the technology. The Japanese automaker wants to bring a hybrid version of its ...