Toyota patent activity soaringSat, 28, May 2016
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.
May U.S. sales expected to drop on fewer selling daysThu, 26, May 2016
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to be lower this month than in May 2015, as slower growth combines with a calendar that gives dealerships one fewer weekend to draw in shoppers.
Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next weekWed, 25, May 2016
Toyota said all production lines at its factories in Japan would operate between May 30 and June 4, after output was partially suspended following earthquakes in southern Japan last month.
Toyota-Uber places automakers in rival ride-sharing alliancesWed, 25, May 2016
Toyota's investment in Uber Technologies has drawn the battle lines between the world's largest automakers, which have now solidified partnerships with competing ride-hailing apps in the burgeoning field of on-demand transportation.
Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing allianceTue, 24, May 2016
Toyota is partnering with Uber to explore ride-sharing opportunities and will make a strategic investment in the company. It is the latest in a wave of high-profile partnerships between carmakers and ride-sharing services as technology disrupts the way consumers get around.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
China’s tastes shape Japan’s luxury carsSat, 21, May 2016
Japan's premium designs are getting bolder and flashier as Lexus, Infiniti and Acura try to gain the attention of German-leaning Chinese luxury buyers.
Toyota to restart storm-damaged Texas truck plantFri, 20, May 2016
Toyota's San Antonio plant is expected to restart slowly on Friday afternoon after a storm knocked out power midweek and stopped production of midsize and large pickups.
VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybridsWed, 18, May 2016
The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.
Toyota suspends output at Texas truck plant after storm damageWed, 18, May 2016
Toyota temporarily halted production at its sprawling San Antonio pickup truck plant on Wednesday after it was hit by lashing rain and strong winds during a major storm.
Planting a new crop of plug-insMon, 16, May 2016
Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
Toyota braces for plunging profitsMon, 16, May 2016
Seesawing foreign exchange rates are threatening to squeeze profits for Japanese automakers just as they intensify their efforts -- and their spending -- in the United States.