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BMW and Toyota team on sports car collaboration

BMW and Toyota team on sports car collaboration

BMW and Toyota will build a collaborative platform for sports cars, having completed a year-long feasibility study into the possible team effort, though the resulting car from each brand will be "authentic" BMW's development chief has insisted. The possibility of the "joint architecture" was part of the German and Japanese companies' January 2013 partnership on lithium-air batteries and more, though there's no telling when the first models to use the shared platform will hit forecourts.

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Toyota adopts WiTricity wireless EV charging for 2014 trial

Toyota adopts WiTricity wireless EV charging for 2014 trial

Toyota has picked a wireless charging system for its upcoming hybrid and EV cars, adopting WiTricity ahead of formal trials of the technology beginning in 2014. Set to appear on the next-gen Prius and other eco-friendly cars from Toyota, the company confirmed to us back in August, the system will allow drivers to recharge their car batteries simply by parking on top of a special electromagnetic-resonant transmitters that could take the form of simple mats or be embedded into parking spaces.

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Uber helps drivers get better financing to increase cars available on its service

Uber helps drivers get better financing to increase cars available on its service

Uber is a company that specializes in on-demand transportation. The service is available in several markets around the country and in some of those markets, Uber is having a hard time getting enough vehicles on the road to support the demand. Uber has worked out a deal with some major auto manufactures and financing firms to help alleviate that problem.

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Lexus LF-NX Turbo luxury crossover rolls out with sharp, bold design

Lexus LF-NX Turbo luxury crossover rolls out with sharp, bold design

We've got a look at more than a few cars today at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, among them being another Lexus offering, the RC coupe. Also introduced by the luxury auto maker was the Lexus LF-NX Turbo, a new version of the LF-NX HV concept that made an appearance back at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With the Turbo comes an outstanding eye-catching exterior and what Lexus says is an urban-centric compact premium crossover design.

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Lexus RC coupe introduced at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Lexus RC coupe introduced at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

We're on the ground floor here at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, where Lexus has just introduced its new RC coupe, a snazzy red beast that is slated to launch next year. Unlike some other models, the RC coupe is its own standalone offering rather than being a derivative of an existing two-door sedan, and builds upon some changes Lexus kicked off with its IS sport sedan and GS mid-size sedan.

Toyota teases FV2 concept vehicle ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota teases FV2 concept vehicle ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota is gearing up to show off a number of concept cars and other vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show kicking off later this month. One of the concept vehicles Toyota will be showing off is called the FV2. This concept vehicle has features resembling a scooter with the driver standing on the vehicle rather than riding in it like a normal car.

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Zero-emission cars get 8 state commitment but charging shortage pinches

Zero-emission cars get 8 state commitment but charging shortage pinches

A push to increase zero-emission cars has seen eight US states set ambitious targets of 3.3m EVs and plug-in hybrids on the roads by 2025, an exponential increase on today's numbers, with collaborative infrastructure development near the top of the priority list. The pact, signed by California, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont, aims to consolidate pro-EV legislation, public charger roll-out, and other elements, "to make it easier for customers to operate and use zero-emission vehicles" according to California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols. However, auto makers have already warned that waning subsidies and tax credits could see the cost of zero-emission vehicles rise by up to $4,000.

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Toyota issues recall on 885,000 cars including the Camry

Toyota issues recall on 885,000 cars including the Camry

Toyota is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world and counts the United States as one of its key markets. The Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the US making it incredibly important for Toyota. Toyota has announced that it has issued a recall on 885,000 vehicles including its popular Camry.

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Toyota TNGA promises cheaper, faster, better driving cars from 2015 Prius on

Toyota TNGA promises cheaper, faster, better driving cars from 2015 Prius on

Toyota has taken the wraps off of its next-gen car platform, dubbed the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which will underpin every new car from the 2015 Prius on and save up to an estimated 30-percent on the cost and duration of development. The new program is expected to help Toyota avoid the costly and embarrassing recalls that have frequently punctuated its car launches over the past ten years, in addition to making production cheaper and, thanks to a Global Open Standard for common parts, trimming the range of components involved, Toyota says.

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Toyota to exhibit Automated Highway Driving Assist system next week

Toyota to exhibit Automated Highway Driving Assist system next week

Although a number of companies, which include Google, are setting their eyes forward to the future with fully or partially self-driving automobiles, car manufacturers still have their feet planted firmly on the ground of present-day concerns, which, of course, includes road safety. Responding to the need for safer driving and car technologies, Toyota has developed a system that brings the dream of an automated driving assistance of the future to answer the problems of today.

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2014 Toyota Prius gets more economical while keeping the same features

2014 Toyota Prius gets more economical while keeping the same features

The Toyota Prius was one of the few viable hybrid vehicles on the market for a long time. The vehicle has continued to be one of the most popular hybrids out there and Toyota has made some changes to the vehicle for 2014. Most notably, the MSRP has been reduced to woo more buyers to purchase their first hybrid vehicle.

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Toyota i-Road urban tandem two-seater vehicle specs detailed at CEATEC 2013

Toyota i-Road urban tandem two-seater vehicle specs detailed at CEATEC 2013

In February, we saw a teaser of Toyota's i-Road, a tandem two-seater urban three-wheeled vehicle, something that later surfaced in a video and alongside more information. Fast-forward nearly a year, and Toyota has officially shown off the car here at CEATEC 2013, giving us a complete look at the vehicle ahead of the test drives it will make available in 2014.

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