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Toyota and Samsung to team on smartphone connected car solution

Toyota and Samsung to team on smartphone connected car solution

Car companies are teaming more and more with technology companies to bring new features and more tech inside the vehicles they produce. This is a good or bad thing depending on which side of the distracted driving debate you fall. Some think more tech in cars is an opportunity for more distraction, and more accidents. Others think that more tech inside a car can help reduce distracted driving. Samsung and Toyota have announced at Mobile World Congress that they are teaming up to create a smartphone connected car solution.

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Toyota TS030 race cars revealed, prove hybrids aren’t boring

Toyota TS030 race cars revealed, prove hybrids aren’t boring

Who says automotive ingenuity is dead? Toyota is planning on making its way back to world of Le Mans and is bringing with it a pair of brand new racers. But these aren't your grandma's sportscars. They're fully decked-out and sexified hybrids. And what's even more surprising is that they'll be ready to hit the professional circuit in less than four months.

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Toyota hybrid Le Mans race car teased in photos

Toyota hybrid Le Mans race car teased in photos

Though we've seen some lovely Toyota hybrids earlier this month already, the auto company is never satisfied to bring you just what you were expecting - that's why this week they've teased a fabulous new Le Mans-class racing car complete with TOYOYA HYBRID emblazoned across its gigantic shark fin. This vehicle currently comes in a lovely red and white color scheme, rolls around a track with no name, and has car aficionados gripping their kneecaps in anticipation. This vehicle has not yet been named, nor have essentially any of its details been released.

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Toyota shows NS4 hybrid concept for tomorrow, Prius c for today

Toyota shows NS4 hybrid concept for tomorrow, Prius c for today

Toyota has unveiled its latest hybrid, the Prius c, a compact version of the existing eco-friendly car, though we have to say it's the company's NS4 plug-in hybrid that has us more excited. The Toyota NS4 is the company's vision of a mid-sized sedan for the 2015 market, with streamlined lines and next-gen  Hybrid Synergy Drive plug-in powerplants, along with the usual lashings of high-tech dashboard gadgetry and safety features.

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Toyota Aqua hybrid debuts in Japan to fight Honda Fit

Toyota Aqua hybrid debuts in Japan to fight Honda Fit

Toyota has launched a new hybrid car in Japan that is aimed at the Honda Fit. The hybrid is called the Toyota Aqua in Japan and when it makes its way to the US the hybrid will be called the Prius C. The car will hit the US as a 2013 model. Toyota is claiming some really big fuel economy figures for the car at 83mpg. That is on par with some EVs that are out there.

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Honda, Toyota and BMW reveal green car plans

Honda, Toyota and BMW reveal green car plans

Green transportation is high on the agenda for Honda, Toyota and BMW, with all three companies announcing earth-friendly engine plans at the Toyko Motor Show this week. Toyota and BMW revealed an engine-sharing deal that will see BMW-made 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter diesel engines slotted into Toyota cars on sale in Europe from 2014, as well as joint research into future motor technologies. Meanwhile, Honda previewed its new "Earth Dreams Technology" range of engines, kicking off with a 1.6 liter diesel that it claims is the first step to it becoming top dog in fuel economy within three years time.

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Toyota Fun-Vii “smartphone on wheels” concept revealed

Toyota Fun-Vii “smartphone on wheels” concept revealed

Toyota has taken the wraps off its latest car concept, the Fun-Vii, a display-clad urban vehicle described as a "smartphone on four wheels." Revealed just ahead of the Tokyo Auto Show in a few days time, the Toyota Fun-Vii measures just over 4m long and 1.75m wide, and features dynamically customizable body panels that, like the interior of the car, can be updated to show your favorite photo, a text message or other content.

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Tokyo Motor Show attendees get a chance not to drive a self-driving Toyota Prius

Tokyo Motor Show attendees get a chance not to drive a self-driving Toyota Prius

Autonomous cars are scary. But not nearly as scary as some of the human drivers out there. Knowing this, Toyota is aiming to win friends and influence drivers by giving them a chance to witness their new AVOS (Automatic Vehicle Operation System) in action. Attendees of the Tokyo Motor Show next week will be able to hitch a ride while the car drives itself around the company's Smart Mobility Park.

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