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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Moving closer to self-driving

While self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, more and more models across all segments now offer some form of advanced assist...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market i...


Matthew Beecham | 18 Jan 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.


Graeme Roberts | 4 Dec 2015

The Volkswagen group 'emissions scandal' rumbled on this week as more skeletons were rattled out of closets. There's bound to be a few more when the automotive equivalent of the Spanish inquisition starts internally, following this week's report that "around 50" employees have come forward just ahead of the deadline to testify in the group's internal investigation into the emissions controls cheating scandal. Employees had been given until Monday to come forward to testify without fear of repercussions - on the part of VW.


Graeme Roberts | 27 Nov 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.


Graeme Roberts | 19 Nov 2015

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.

Latest Interviews

Dave Leggett | 21 Jul 2015

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.


Roger Stansfield | 5 Nov 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.

Latest News

Tony Pugliese | 3 May 2016

Toyota Motor aims to have all its domestic plants operational by the end of this week following supply chain disruption caused by the strong earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures last month.


Dave Leggett | 22 Apr 2016

Toyota says that starting next month it will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Apr 2016

Toyota Motor and Honda Motor were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Apr 2016

Toyota Motor Europe reported sales for the first quarter of 2016 of 241,600 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of 5.1% from Q1 2015, in a European market still split between growth in the west and central Europe (+7.9%) and further decline in the east (-10%). Total market share for the group was 4.8%.


Dave Leggett | 14 Apr 2016

Toyota says it is in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to establish a large connected car testing environment on public roads in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Dave Leggett | 5 Apr 2016

Advics, a Japan-based supplier of braking systems to Toyota, is to raise capital in order to boost its production capacity.


Graeme Roberts | 22 Mar 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA announced at the New York motor show on Tuesday its Lexus Safety System + and Toyota Safety Sense packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), will be standard on almost every new vehicle sold in the US by the end of 2017.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Mar 2016

US vehicle safety regulators announced on Thursday (17 March) 20 automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all US vehicles by 2022, a move that could prevent thousands of rear-end crashes annually.


Dave Leggett | 8 Mar 2016

Toyota says it has successfully completed a major new expansion of its production facility in Zárate, Argentina, to add a thousand more jobs and embark on expanded regional sales of light trucks made at the plant.


Tony Pugliese | 8 Mar 2016

The new vehicle market in Vietnam continued to expand in February, by over 16% to 11,168 units from 9,604 units a year ago, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


Dave Leggett | 8 Mar 2016

Toyota Motor has begun production at an engine plant in Indonesia.


Graeme Roberts | 7 Mar 2016

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update electrical safety requirements for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and 'mild hybrid' vehicles.


Graeme Roberts | 3 Mar 2016

Australians bought 96,443 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in February 2016, just over 6,000 (or 6.7% more) than in February 2015. The strong start to the year has seen new car sales increase 4.8% year-to-date.


Graeme Roberts | 2 Mar 2016

Not long after Honda's chief unveiled a new structure for the automaker, effective 1 April, dominant rival Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said it would make "substantial changes to its structure in order to streamline work processes on a company-wide basis", kicking in on 18 April.


Graeme Roberts | 2 Mar 2016

An expected slowdown in new vehicle registrations did not materialise in New Zealand which saw a record 10,313 February new vehicle registrations last month, up 4.4% year on year.


Graeme Roberts | 25 Feb 2016

US lawmakers reportedly have stepped up pressure on federal government regulators and Takata to speed up the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence the supplier manipulated data to cover up problems with its products.


Dave Leggett | 23 Feb 2016

Toyota has warned that a UK exit from the EU would "create additional business challenges" and said that it believes continued British membership of the EU is "best for our operations and their long term competitiveness".


Graeme Roberts | 18 Feb 2016

Toyota is recalling about 2.87m RAV4 sport utility vehicles worldwide after rear seat belts separated in one fatal accident in Canada and during a crash that injured a passenger in the US.


Dave Leggett | 18 Feb 2016

Toyota has come out on top as Japan's most valuable global brand for the eighth year in a row according to a list compiled by US consultancy Interbrand.


Tony Pugliese | 17 Feb 2016

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to expand rapidly in January, as the country’s domestic economy continued to grow on the back of low interest rates and rising investment in construction and manufacturing.


Tony Pugliese | 16 Feb 2016

Toyota resumed production in Japan on Monday following a week-long stoppage caused by a shortage of parts from a key affiliated supplier.


Graeme Roberts | 11 Feb 2016

Toyota Motor Europe is to add hybrid vehicle production at a third 'European' plant and build the powertrain in England.

Latest blogs

Graeme Roberts | 19 Apr 2016

According to Toyota GB, the first Mirai in the UK to be booked in for a routine service gave technicians at a north west London dealership the opportunity to put their specialist hydrogen fuel cell training into practice.


Graeme Roberts | 2 Mar 2016

With the rider I haven't seen one in the metal and the interior apparently is still to be revealed in Toyota's interminable drip-feed of pictures and concepts leading up to the 'production' reveal of the C-HR SUV in Geneva this week, I have one question - do the Calty stylists have children?

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