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Toyota and Amazon Web Services Working on Connected Cars, Ridesharing, Driving Behavior-Based Insurance…

It’s the latest example of  an emerging trend among automakers to offer owners and lessees thus far unclear advantages of processing and analyzing data from vehicle use from Toyota’s growing worldwide fleet of connected vehicles. Nowhere in the announcement was an acknowledgement that the use of such customer data raises vast unaddressed privacy, security and law enforcement concerns. Continue reading

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JAXA and Toyota Agree on Future Mobility – a Lunar Rover

Mobility is necessary for human exploration activities on the lunar surface. Even with the limited amount of energy that can be transported to the moon, the pressurized rover would have a total lunar-surface cruising range of more than 10,000 km. Continue reading

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J.D. Power – Most Owners Love Their Three-Year-Old Wheels

“Vehicle dependability continues to improve, but I wouldn’t say that everything is rosy,” noted Dave Sargent, Vice President of Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “Vehicles are more reliable than ever, but automakers are wrestling with problems such as voice recognition, transmission shifts and battery failures. Continue reading

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TMC Posts Revenues of $265 Billion for Fiscal Year

Region by region Toyota is experiencing the effects of a slowdown in the global automotive economy along with an ongoing increase in competition. As a result, volume is down slightly, but operating income is up. Continue reading

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Strong Yen Hurts Toyota Motor Profits as Sales Rise

Nevertheless, TMC’s Board of Directors agreed to pay 100 yen per share as the interim dividend on common shares, and have also resolved to buy back up to 200 billion yen, or 40 million shares, of the company’s common stock. Continue reading

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