Toyota and Nissan admit steel used to manufacture vehicles could be substandard 0

Two of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Toyota and Nissan, are conducting an urgent probe into whether or not crucial body parts may have serious safety flaws. The two companies are investigating if metals imported from one of Japan’s major exporters could be too weak. Hitachi – the manufacturer of some of Britain’s high-speed trains(…)

Toyota pulls out of Australia 0

Toyota’s withdrawal from Australia could see as many as 6,000 lose their jobs. The firm’s main plant in Altona North closed early October, seeing 2,600 workers lose their jobs – a figure which doesn’t represent the vast amount of supply chain workers who depend on orders from the plant. “All up today, there are about(…)

Toyota’s self-driving car has two steering wheels to stop robot joyriding 0

Toyota has released images of its new self-driving car. The first thing that strikes you from the pictures is that it has two steering wheels. The reason for this apparently is to better transfer control from human to robot.   The vehicle being used for the tests is a Lexus LS 600hL and is equipped(…)

Toyota reveal the final FJ Cruiser 0

The SUV market is a crowded one these days. Every major car maker has got in on the action, offering their 4x4s with state of the art technology, luxury interiors and a variety of styles and formats, competition is certainly fierce. One of the pioneers of the accessible SUV market was Toyota’s FJ Cruiser. After(…)

Toyota come up with ingenious solution to stop teenagers speeding 0

Toyota has come up with an ingenious idea to stop younger drivers speeding in its cars – embarrass them. The Japanese car maker has hired Saatchi & Saatchi London to create the Safe and Sound App, that not only blocks the young driver’s social media posts and incoming calls when they’re travelling over 9 mph,(…)

Toyota ‘unlikely’ to release another diesel car 0

Toyota are unlikely to release another diesel car, one of the firm’s senior executives has revealed. Didier Leroy, the group’s executive vice-president, said from now on each new model would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as to whether a diesel edition would be included. On the company’s new C-HR vehicle, Toyota decided to offer(…)

A look back at the Toyota Sports 800 (1965 – 1970) 0

When you consider that the Sports 800 was Toyota’s first proper stab at a sportscar, it was a valiant attempt; an impressive debut in a market crowded by formidable competition at the time. The Japanese company’s influences are clear to see, close attention was clearly paid to the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget during(…)

Holidaymakers forced to perform stunt-jump to prevent accident 0

Normally, you don’t tend to associate holidays with death-defying stunts and feats of incredible bravery but that was the adrenaline pumping situation one US family found themself in, when the highway drawbridge they were on started to lift. The Naphy family were crossing the Middle Thorofare Bridge in Cape May county on their way to(…)

Toyota patent transparent car pillar concept 0

Something needs to hold the roof up, right? Nowadays, car roof pillars are fairly sizable; mostly due to heightened safety standards. Long gone are the days when fairly thin struts were a fashionable option, allowing drivers much greater 360 degree visibility. Toyota however, are working on a potential compromise. The Japanese car maker has filed(…)

Toyota team up with major players towards automotive tech 0

Toyota has teamed up with a cluster of the tech industry’s major players to develop software that will help support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. The companies involved in the collaboration with Toyota are Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo. The collective are to be called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium and have(…)