Toyota, Visteon begin using new $135 million autonomous vehicle testing center in Mich.Dec. 13
First Shift: Toyota, Panasonic unite on battery researchDec. 13
Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteriesDec. 13
Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after concentrating on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.
AutoNews Now: Toyota keeps the faith in large carsDec. 11
Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedansDec. 8
Paralympics bring home Toyota mobility messageDec. 9
Many of the devices and mobility concepts the company is highlighting addresses the challenges of personal mobility, including for the elderly, those recovering from an accident, or the permanently disabled.
Lexus still in rearviewDec. 11
OLYMPIC OPPORTUNITYDec. 11
Heeding a call to action from President Akio Toyoda, Toyota marketers are leveraging an eight-year Olympic sponsorship deal and its first global campaign to lay out its vision of mobility for the world.
AutoNews Now: Plug-in Panamera proves popular at PorscheDec. 8
Akio Toyoda: If we don't change, we won't growNov. 6
Toyota President Akio Toyoda feels the pressure of steering his company through a rapidly transforming industry where new entrants and technological advancements are forcing the family scion to rethink an 80-year-old business. As a result, he's betting on alliances and investments in areas from fuel cells to artificial intelligence. One thing the 61-year-old sees enduring through the decades is people's “friendship” with their cars.