Toyota News

Central Japan Water Leak Affects Plants Near Toyota Hub

TOKYO — A major water leak in central Japan on Wednesday disrupted supply to more than 130 businesses near the production center of Toyota Motor Corp. The accident in Japan’s manufacturing heartland threatened interruptions at major auto firms and power …

Like Tesla, Toyota Develops Self-Driving Tech With Low-Cost Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO –– Toyota Motor Corp unit Woven Planet is following the lead of Tesla Inc. in trying to advance self-driving technology with low-cost cameras. Woven Planet told Reuters it is able to use cameras to collect data and effectively …

Toyota Restarting Japan Plants After Malware Hits Supplier

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota plans to resume production at all of its 14 plants as of Wednesday, after they were idled for a day due to a cyberattack on a domestic supplier. The supplier, Kojima Industries Corp., said Tuesday it …

Toyota Unveils New Models in Advanced Driver-Assist Technology Push

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp unveiled on Thursday new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars. Toyota’s latest launch comes as automakers, electric car …

Aurora Partners With Toyota in Bid to Bring Autonomy to Masses

Aurora Innovation Inc., a Silicon Valley-based autonomous-driving startup with at least a $10 billion valuation, has agreed to a long-term strategic partnership with Toyota Motor Corp. and its supplier Denso Corp. that aims to mass produce autonomous vehicles and launch …

Toyota, Others Seeing Prolonged Disruption From Heavy Rains

Toyota Motor Corp. will extend its factory stoppage through part of Wednesday as the impact of heavy rains in southern Japan continues to ripple through manufacturing facilities in the region. Toyota Kyushu’s Miyata, Karita, Kokura plants will remain closed Wednesday …

Safety Agency Probes 4 Automakers In New Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Toyota Invests $500M in Uber to Get Self-Driving Cars on the Road

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, said a person familiar with the matter. The Japanese automaker will invest about $500 million …

Toyota Plans to Invest $50M in Driverless Car Research at Stanford, MIT

Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. The financial commitment announced Friday by the Japanese automaker will be …

Toyota-Honda Airbag Crisis Undermines Confidence in Auto Safety

A deepening crisis involving deadly airbags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers. Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out …