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Intel and Toyota tie up for next-gen vehicle infotainment

Intel and Toyota tie up for next-gen vehicle infotainment

Intel and Toyota have announced that they are working together to develop the next generation of in-vehicle infotainment systems. The two firms are studying and investigating multiple items for use in cars including new usage models for device connectivity in the car. Among the things that Toyota and Intel are investigating are new interface mechanisms like touch, gesture and voice.

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Toyota medical robots give the ill a leg up

Toyota medical robots give the ill a leg up

Toyota is into all sorts of things even though we mostly think of the company for cars here in the US. Toyota is talking about its new Partner Robots that are aiming for a commercial launch in 2013 for Japanese users. There are three different robots that are aimed at helping the sick or handicapped be able to more freely in the home and out.

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Toyota debuts plug-in Prius Hybrid and hopes to sell plenty of them

Toyota debuts plug-in Prius Hybrid and hopes to sell plenty of them

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been the most popular hybrid on the market for a long time. Much of the reason the Prius is so popular was that it was one of the first hybrids and the price is not out of reach for many buyers looking to save at the pumps. Toyota has long talked about a plug-in version for the Prius that would allow the driver to plug the car in at home and charge the batteries allowing the car to drive for at least a short distance on battery power alone.

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Toyota prices new 2012 Tacoma truck range

Toyota prices new 2012 Tacoma truck range

If you are the sort that really likes compact pickups, your choices are getting very slim here in the States. Ford and GM have both discontinued their compact trucks here in the US leaving one of the only choices being the Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has a redesigned body and interior this year giving the truck a fresh look. Toyota has unveiled the pricing for the 2012 Tacoma truck across all the models in the range.

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Toyota to Release their Smallest Car Yet, and it’s Electric!

Toyota to Release their Smallest Car Yet, and it’s Electric!

Everyone's favorite Scion-toting car company has announced that they'll be releasing their smallest vehicle ever in the USA in the Scion iQ, also the companies first electric vehicle. This car will be scheduled for 2012 and will indeed by pint-sized as it appears currently available already in Japan and in parts of Europe under the Toyota brand. This vehicle has a 1L engine and rolls out with a massively impressive 65 miles per gallon. I could get to my home town of Cloud City Minnesota and back on less than $10 bucks!

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Microsoft And Toyota Bringing The Cloud To Cars

Microsoft And Toyota Bringing The Cloud To Cars

Microsoft and Toyota jointly announced today their partnership to invest 1 billion yen (about $12 million) to bring telematics to your next-generation Toyota vehicle by harnessing the Windows Azure cloud platform. And in case you're unfamiliar, telematics is the fusing of telecomunnications and information technologies in vehicles.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2011

Welcome to the SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up with your host, Chris Burns! I think I'll take over the Daily Show someday. It'll be horrible! Before that happens, let's talk about everything that's happened before we woke up here in the West. Let us begin with a big fat review written by yours truly that was actually published last night, but perhaps beyond a lot of people's bedtimes: T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound - it's the same as the rest of the world, but different. Then hit the advice books with Chris Davies as he admits: "for a gadget reviewer, I'm rubbish at advice."

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Investigation Clears Toyota Electronics, Still Blames Mechanical and Driver Error

Investigation Clears Toyota Electronics, Still Blames Mechanical and Driver Error

The saga of the "runaway Toyotas" last year that was the cause of several injuries and deaths, 11 million recalled vehicles and a circus show of Toyota bashing now has some "sort of" new developments. After a year's worth of investigation, the authorities have pretty much gone full circle to conclude once again that Toyota's electronics are not to blame. Yes, it was just the floor mats and sticky pedals all along. Oh, and maybe driver error.

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