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Nexus 7 is at the heart of Toyota’s new infotainment system

Nexus 7 is at the heart of Toyota’s new infotainment system

When it comes to the average driver, one's car infotainment center might be of more importance than the engine under the hood. Given that technology is ever-changing and one is far more likely to update to new tech hardware long before investing in a new car, it only makes sense that an infotainment system should facilitate that reality.

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Toyota’s second FT-1 concept goes jaw-droppingly “upscale”

Toyota’s second FT-1 concept goes jaw-droppingly “upscale”

We're no strangers to Toyota's stunning FT-1, but the bright red concept we got up close with back in April has been joined by a second version the company describes as more "upscale" than the first. Widely expected to be the basis of the new Supra, the FT-1 now gets a graphite exterior and a new leather interior, in what's become a more mature version of the concept.

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Toyota Mirai name tipped for fuel-cell car launch

Toyota Mirai name tipped for fuel-cell car launch

Toyota's fuel-cell car will launch as the Toyota Mirai, insiders claim, naming the hydrogen-powered vehicle after the Japanese word for "future". The car, expected to go on sale sometime before April 2015, has so far only been known as the Toyota FCV (or "Fuel-Cell Vehicle"), polarizing trade show visitors with its distinctive looks.

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Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration detailed in new leak

Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration detailed in new leak

In late 2013, Toyota and BMW teamed up to create a joint sports car platform, something that was later tipped to kick off with a BMW Z4 replacement and so-called Supra spiritual successor. A source said to be "close to Toyota" has surfaced dropping details about the platform, and what to expect from the upcoming cars.

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2015 Toyota Sienna includes “megaphone” feature: shouting no longer necessary

2015 Toyota Sienna includes “megaphone” feature: shouting no longer necessary

The longer one's vehicle is (and, perhaps, the more kids it is filled with), the louder the driver has to shout to get a message to those in the back. Toyota has targeted this issue with its 2015 Sienna, including a megaphone-like feature that lets the driver talk to those in the rear, no bellowing necessary.

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Next-gen Prius: Toyota contemplating AWD option

Next-gen Prius: Toyota contemplating AWD option

Toyota is fleshing out its next-generation Prius, and in doing so is considering offering an all-wheel-drive option, according to the maker's Senior Managing Officer in charge of the powertrain development Koei Saga. In addition, the fourth-generation model will be offered with two different battery options.

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Toyota FCV Sedan gets a photo op, launch date and price

Toyota FCV Sedan gets a photo op, launch date and price

Last year, we came across Toyota's "eco-friendly" car, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that was set to launch 2014. It's 2014 now, and the car maker is unveiling this FCV's shiny exterior to the public and announcing how much it will cost Japanese buyers to get one when it does really launch next year.

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Toyota rehab robots boost bionic leg and balance game

Toyota rehab robots boost bionic leg and balance game

Toyota is rolling out new versions of its assist robotics, updating its "bionic leg" and balance-gamification system for rehabilitation and testing them out in Japanese hospitals. The Walk Training Assist and Balance Training Assist hardware aim to help paralyzed or recovering patients to regain their mobility skills, and are now more responsive to different degrees of rehab.

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Toyota FT-1: Inside the Gran Turismo 6 car made real

Toyota FT-1: Inside the Gran Turismo 6 car made real

As concept cars go, Toyota building a real-world FT-1 racer to celebrate the car's inclusion in Gran Turismo 6 really goes the extra mile, so we couldn't pass up the chance to get inside with designer William Chergosky of the company's CALTY Design Research team. CALTY cooked up the FT-1 concept after Toyota global president Akio Toyoda fell in love with the in-game version when he first played it, resulting in a car that teases the hotly-anticipated next-gen Supra.

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Toyota FT-1 chief designers talk sportscar concept

Toyota FT-1 chief designers talk sportscar concept

In January, Toyota took the wraps off its FT-1 sports car concept, a monster of a vehicle that wasn't slated for production. A single model of the FT-1 concept was constructed, however, and Jay Leno managed to get up close and personal with it, talking with some of its head designers and giving enthusiasts a solid look into the beast.

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Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

Toyota TSO40 hybrid Le Mans racer packs 988hp

In the racing world, having a car that gets better fuel economy is almost as good as having a racecar that is faster than the rest. The further you can drive on a tank of fuel at race speed, the more laps you can put in. Many manufacturers put as much effort into fuel efficiency as they do speed.

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Crazy Toyota i-Road hits Tokyo for tilting urban trial

Crazy Toyota i-Road hits Tokyo for tilting urban trial

Toyota has dispatched a small fleet of its i-Road electric "personal mobility vehicles" into public testing, the first of a multi-city trial to see just how practical tiny tilting three-wheelers could be for urban users. The i-Road, announced last year, will show up on Tokyo streets first, with ten of the 300kg two-seaters having been specially modified from the initial version we tried in Japan recently.

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