Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Partner to Develop 10 Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor based on Kenworth's T680 model and branded with both companies’ names at CES. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota are collaborating to develop 10 hydrogen-electric tractors for drayage operations in the Los Angeles basin, the companies announced.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Invests $500 Million in Uber

Uber sign Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, a person familiar with the matter said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Government, Business

Toyota Logs Record Quarterly Profit, Cuts Full-Year Sales Outlook

Toyota showroom A Toyota showroom in Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. logged a better than expected performance in the last quarter, reporting Aug. 3 that its quarterly profit jumped 7.2% to a record 657.3 billion yen ($5.9 billion), thanks to strong sales in the United States and other overseas markets.

Associated Press
August 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Michigan

Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Toyota announced plans May 3 to build its own autonomous vehicle testing site within the Michigan Technical Resource Park, a privately operated automotive proving grounds.

Tyrel Linkhorn | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

AirFlow Truck Co., Toyota Highlight Class 8 Technology at Shell’s ‘Make the Future’ Event

Shell's Bob Mainwaring and Airflow Truck Co.'s Bob Sliwa Shell's Bob Mainwaring and Airflow Truck Co.'s Bob Sliwa with Project Starship. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

SONOMA, Calif. — Equipment manufacturers showcased new fuel-efficient Class 8 tractor technology here during Shell’s “Make the Future” event at the Sonoma Raceway on April 20.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota Talks Self-Driving Cars and the Real Reason the Automaker Suspended Testing


When a woman crossing an Arizona street was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car late last month, it sparked a swift public reckoning over the near-term future of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads.

Jill Cowan | The Dallas Morning News
April 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Toyota Pauses Robot-Car Program Citing Drivers’ Emotional Toll

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. has halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on U.S. public roads after a Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Report: Uber Keen to Sell Self-Driving Technology to Toyota

Getty Images

Ride-hailing company Uber is in talks to start selling its self-driving technology to Toyota Motor, Japanese media reported March 16.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

BMW, Toyota Back a Driverless Startup That Wants to Start Small

University of Michigan

As automakers spend billions to rack up autonomous miles and map city streets, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG are also betting on a startup with a more modest approach.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018