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Toyota CarPlay support arrives in 2019 Avalon

Toyota CarPlay support arrives in 2019 Avalon

Toyota has finally embraced Apple CarPlay, announcing that the 2019 Toyota Avalon will feature the smartphone-powered infotainment system as standard. The car, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, features the automaker's newest Entune 3.0 infotainment platform, including the Toyota Connected Services. However, for iPhone owners what'll be most exciting is covering up Entune altogether.

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All-new 2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

All-new 2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

Toyota has rolled out its all-new flagship sedan in Detroit in the form of the completely new 2019 Avalon. The car rolls on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform and uses a 3.5L V6 or Toyota Hybrid System powertrain. The car has standard Apple CarPlay, Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, and Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents in some versions.

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Toyota’s 986hp hybrid supercar is the antithesis of autonomous

Toyota’s 986hp hybrid supercar is the antithesis of autonomous

Think Toyota hybrids and it might be earnest but less than soul-stirring cars like the Prius that come to mind, but the automaker is betting a 986 HP electrified supercar will change your mind. Say hello, then, to the GR Super Sport Concept, a sibling to the TS050 that currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and certainly not your parents' Camry.

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Toyota Alexa integration is coming to dashboards in 2018

Toyota Alexa integration is coming to dashboards in 2018

Toyota and Amazon are teaming up to put Alexa in the car, with the voice assistant going mobile in select models from the automaker this year. The feature, announced at CES 2018, will be part of Toyota Entune 3.0 and Lexus Enform 2.0, the latest versions of the automaker's infotainment platform. It'll allow for Alexa interactions both inside the car and remotely, from the home.

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CES 2018: The best gadgets and tech so far

CES 2018: The best gadgets and tech so far

Today we're going to have a run down of what we've found awesome at CES 2018 so far. The show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center hasn't yet opened, and we've already got a whole heaping helping of devices from all corners of the consumer electronics market. Let's take a peek at what's stood out the most thus far.

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Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept wins over Amazon, Uber, more

Why should autonomous cars look like the vehicles we're driving today? That's the question Toyota is posing at CES 2018 this week, revealing the e-Palette Concept to illustrate its thinking. Fully driverless, powered entirely by electricity, and with flexibility in design to suit everything from logistics through to taxi duties, there's plenty to set the e-Palette Concept apart, not least the open control interface.

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Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota’s new autonomous car hides the sensor halo

Toyota is bringing a new, next-generation autonomous car to CES 2018 next week, further underscoring the annual tech show's evolution as automakers get geekier with their rides. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Platform 3.0 may have a dull name, but it's hardly a boring car. Based on the Lexus LS 600 hL, the long-wheelbase version of the luxury hybrid sedan, it's a showcase of more than just the cutting-edge in driverless hardware.

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2019 Toyota Avalon previews bold new styling

2019 Toyota Avalon previews bold new styling

Remember the Toyota Avalon? If so, you're probably in the minority. Toyota's full-size sedan could never be described as the most exciting of the Japanese automaker's line-up, and while it may be one of the company's biggest cars, it's kept a relatively low profile in comparison to the Camry and others.

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Toyota’s 2.2 megawatt hydrogen plant could ignite fuel-cell cars

Toyota’s 2.2 megawatt hydrogen plant could ignite fuel-cell cars

Toyota may be one of the automakers pushing hydrogen fuel cells, but it's only now that the company is getting serious about hydrogen fuel production. Plans to build the world's first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant have been revealed at the LA Auto Show 2017 today, turning bio-wasted into green fuel.

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Toyota T-HR3 robot is designed to be agile but friendly

Toyota T-HR3 robot is designed to be agile but friendly

The recent demonstration of the Atlas humanoid robot’s jumps and backflip might have left you impressed at how far such robots have come. It might have also left you terrified at its appearance. Boston Dynamics has never really been known for creating visually appealing robots. Coincidentally, Toyota has just announced its own humanoid robot, the T-HR3, which boasts of some smooth and precise movements. In contrast to Atlas, however, it is also designed to attract humans and not scare them off.

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Toyota Concept-i RIDE brings AI mobility to forgotten users

Toyota Concept-i RIDE brings AI mobility to forgotten users

Back when Toyota's Concept-i autonomous car was revealed at CES 2017 in January, the automaker described it as a vision of how humans and AI would travel in partnership. Now, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 this week, Toyota is adding two new "friends" to the line-up of concept vehicles. Interestingly, while rivals at the show are pushing sleek coupes or aggressively-designed sedans, Toyota's focus is a group that often doesn't get much attention from concept vehicles.

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Toyota “Fine-Comfort Ride” concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

Toyota “Fine-Comfort Ride” concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car that it sees as the future of the premium saloon. The car is called the Fine-Comfort Ride concept and it is a fuel cell vehicle that runs on electricity created using hydrogen. Like all fuel-cell powered vehicles, the Fine-Comfort Ride produces no CO2 emissions in operation and has a long cruising range and needs only three minutes to refuel with hydrogen.

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