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Toyota explores satellite communications with Mirai research vehicle

The connected car was a theme we saw again and again at this year's CES. While all those information-filled touchscreens and next-gen autonomous features sound great on paper, you might be left wondering what kind of internet connection will power them all. Toyota is currently exploring satellite technology that could be the key to the smart cars of the future. Its Mirai fuel cell car is now more high-tech than ever.
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Scion unveils new-ish C-HR Concept, inspired by chopsticks and cutting boards

Introduced by Scion's new boss, Andrew Gilleland – who keeps an autographed photo of wrestling legend Ric Flair on his desk and wears a motorcycle helmet featuring Albert Einstein with his tongue sticking out – the new production-ready Scion C-HR Concept has just been unveiled at the LA Auto Show. In keeping with the "Weird, Right?" marketing campaign the company has launched, the C-HR doesn't fit comfortably in any specific category and has odd inspirational themes to go with its new (but not new) introduction.Read More

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Toyota Research Institute to further AI and robotics research

Committing US$1 billion over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the establishment of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a research and development center initially focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The company is tasked with developing technologies to increase driving safety and improve mobility and quality of life, particularly for the elderly..Read More

Toyota announces 2016 RAV4 Hybrid model

Toyota has announced that the refreshed 2016 RAV4 crossover will include a hybrid gasoline-electric model, making it the eighth hybrid in Toyota’s lineup. The company says the hybrid is the most powerful and fuel efficient of the RAV4 options.Read More

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