Technology

Mobility Makeover
January 08, 2018

Mobility Makeover

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda revealed e-Palette Concept — a fully connected ecosystem populated by automated vehicles — that promises to usher in a new era in mobility in a very tangible form.


Lifelong Learner
December 19, 2017

Lifelong Learner

Carla Wright has worked with just one organization — Toyota Motor North America R&D in Ann Arbor, Michigan — for 18 years. But that doesn’t mean she’s had just one job. “I’ve held just about every position and have had every classification I possibly could as I’ve gradually worked my way up the ladder,” she says.


Engines of Change
December 19, 2017

Engines of Change

For most team members, the more than three-year journey to One Toyota has been completed — at least when it comes to the physical relocation. But one group is still in transition. And, given that this is an automotive company, it’s a rather important one: Powertrain Division.


Next-Gen Inventor
October 24, 2017

Next-Gen Inventor

Early on in her career, Rini Sherony knew she wanted to be involved in safety research that could change people's lives. Her work at the Collaborative Safety Research Center checks all of those boxes.
 


Nied to Know: HQ Check Road
October 24, 2017

Nied to Know: HQ Check Road

When Toyota built its new North American headquarters campus in Plano, you knew there were going to be a few cool features. So, once we heard about the Check Road – a track for testing vehicle quality – we had to “check” it out. 


LEEDing the Way
October 17, 2017

LEEDing the Way

Mention Toyota and the environment in the same sentence and talk of the Prius invariably follows. But the company’s commitment to doing the right thing for the planet extends well beyond its iconic hybrid vehicle. 


Helping People with Needs
August 23, 2017

Helping People with Needs

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor North America formed the Technology for Human Support Group, based in Plano. Doug Moore, senior manager of this new endeavor, offered this glimpse of a not-too-distant future that promises to usher in a different kind of mobility.


The Next Frontier
May 02, 2017

The Next Frontier

Since Toyota Connected launched a year ago, it’s been stealthily hiring data technologists, running pilot programs with Uber and Getaround, and working to create products and services to make the driving experience more personal.



Whenever, Wherever
April 25, 2017

Whenever, Wherever

Toyota Marin sells about 30 vehicles a month online and General Manager Mike Christian sees the potential to triple that growth. It’s a service that customers want, and few competitors are offering.

 



Inquiring Minds
March 20, 2017

Inquiring Minds

Matt McClory is helping take a space-age hydrogen fuel cell technology and developing cars like the Mirai that are efficient and emission free. Now if he could just get on the waiting list to own one.
 



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