#TOYOTA

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Bob Carter of Toyota on 2020 and Beyond

The company’s executive vp of Sales believes things are getting better

Mobility

Toyota CSRC Funding Four New Safety Research Studies

They’ve been advancing safety for nearly 10 years and show no signs of stopping

Business

Pony.ai Lands New Chinese Investor

Company to add Level 4 test platforms

Production

Toyota-Panasonic JV to Ramp Up Battery Production in 2022

Hybrids to continue to play a big role in Toyota’s future

Economics

Nissan, Toyota Want U.K. to Pay for Higher Brexit Tariffs

"Hard" Brexit threatens demise of Britain's auto industry

Toyota 3-Peats at Le Mans

Running of the historic French race was delayed 3 months due to COVID-19. No spectators were allowed.

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Expands Woven Mobility Universe

$800 million VC arm will invest in “growth-stage” tech companies

Regulations

Toyota Taps Former CES Official as Tech Lobbyist

New K Street point person for autonomous vehicles and flying cars

Business

Tesla Cashes in on Surging Stock

No immediate plans for $5 billion capital hike other than a show of strength

Batteries

Toyota, Honda Partner on Mobile Power Station

Generator could provide aid during a blackout or remote entertainment event

Business

Look Up in the Sky, it’s a Toyota!

Flying car tested; lunar rover named

Sales

Simple Questions of Electric Vehicle Considerers

Some simple things are all they really want to know

Economics

Lidar Maker Luminar Readies $3.4 Billion IPO

Plan would give startup a $3.4 billion market cap

Design

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE R-Line

This could be the very dictionary definition of a “midsize car”

Production

Toyota, Mazda Hike U.S. Plant Budget by 55%

More spending for advanced production technologies

Connectivity

Michigan Proposes “CAV” Corridor

The future of where the rubber meets the road  

Autonomous Vehicles

U.S to Review Vehicle Safety Standards Process

DOT inspector general’s office hopes to speed reforms for autonomous cars

Marketing

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study

Design

2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0

If his name is Mikey, then one could say, “Mikey likes it!”

Production

Fisker Plans to Have Ocean EV Made in Austria

Magna Steyr would begin production in late 2022

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America

Design

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs

Sales

Mazda Shows Sales Strength

Maybe we’re not talking huge numbers, but let’s not underestimate the importance of good news

Regulations

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts