River Davis

Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Co-Founder Partners With Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries

J.B. Straubel J.B. Straubel at a past event. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. is tying up with Redwood Materials Inc., a battery recycling company created by Tesla Inc. co-founder J.B. Straubel, to collect and repurpose cells from some of the earliest battery-powered vehicles.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota Reconsiders Production Plans as Disruptions Grow

Toyota logo Al Drago/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. is reviewing its production plans as mounting global disruptions hinder the automaker’s attempts to boost output.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Toyota to Resume Japan Production After Supplier Cyberattack

Toyota Toyota Motor Corp. Land Cruiser pickup trucks bound for shipment at the Nagoya Port in Japan. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. will resume work at all its Japanese factories March 2 after a one-day shutdown, limiting the fallout from a cyberattack on one if its key suppliers.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota North America Plant Disruptions Drag Into Second Week

Toyota sign Signage stands outside the Toyota Motor Corp. manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp.’s North America operations continue to be disrupted after protests closed off the Ambassador Bridge linking the U.S. and Canada, hurting production at several of the automaker’s plants in the region.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2022
Business, Technology

Toyota Halts Work at Some Plants Amid COVID Disruptions

Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Toyota Motor Corp. expanded the idling of its automobile production as rising COVID-19 cases impact its suppliers and operations in Japan.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Toyota December Production Outlook Shows Supply Woes Are Easing

Toyota December Production Outlook Shows Supply Woes Are Easing Toyota's at dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

Toyota Motor Corp. is targeting a level of output in December higher than what it’s seen in recent years, a sign that supply disruptions may be receding.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
November 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota Spends $13.7 Billion to Secure EV Battery Supplies

Toyota bZ4X The Toyota "Beyond Zero" bZ4X electric SUV at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $13.7 billion on the supply and development of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles by 2030, joining other global automakers boosting investments in anticipation of greater demand.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota Defies Chip Shortage to Post Record Output, Sales

Toyota Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles bound for shipment at a port in Yokohama, Japan. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Strong global demand for cars boosted Toyota Motor Corp.’s sales to a record for the month of June, with production seemingly unfazed by an industrywide shortage of semiconductors.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
July 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Forklift Driving Becomes Desk Job in Phantom-Mitsubishi Deal

A driver operates a forklift remotely. (Bloomberg News) A driver operates a forklift remotely. (Bloomberg News)

Phantom Auto, a California-based startup focusing on remote vehicle operation, has struck a deal to provide logistics equipment heavyweight Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. with software that enables forklifts to be operated remotely from thousands of miles away.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota’s Driverless Shuttles Could Double as ‘Roving Offices’

A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News) A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to commercialize an autonomous shipping-container-like vehicle within a few years that it says could double as a mobile store or roving office.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020