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Toyota returns to Forza Horizon 4 next month

Toyota returns to Forza Horizon 4 next month

With the Los Angeles Auto Show officially kicking off this weekend, Toyota has some big news for fans of racing games: it's coming back to Forza. Specifically, Toyota cars will debut in Forza Horizon 4 next month, marking the end of the automaker's strange absence from one of the most popular racing series around.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid packs 302hp and 39 mile EV range

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid packs 302hp and 39 mile EV range

Toyota has a new plug-in hybrid, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and it's not only promising to be the automaker's most fuel-efficient RAV4, but its most powerful, too. Indeed the new PHEV is actually Toyota's second-fastest model, period, following the Supra, with 302 horsepower to play with.

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Toyota uses connected car windshield wiper data to improve weather forecasts

Toyota uses connected car windshield wiper data to improve weather forecasts

Toyota has announced a new partnership with Weathernews that'll involve its connected cars, specifically their windshield wiper data. By using this information and pairing it with existing weather data, Toyota aims to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts and help improve safety for drivers. The test is being conducted in Aichi, Tokyo, and Osaka.

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Toyota L4 autonomous car offers rides starting next year

Toyota L4 autonomous car offers rides starting next year

Toyota has announced that starting next summer in Japan, its Platform 4 (P4) automated driving test vehicle will begin offering rides to passengers. The rides in the autonomous car will be offered from July to September 2020. The P4 vehicle will demonstrate the Toyota SAE Level-4 capabilities in a mobility as a service driving environment.

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Toyota Copen GR Sport is a quirky sports car for Japan only

Toyota Copen GR Sport is a quirky sports car for Japan only

Toyota has rolled out a new sports car for the Japanese market that is called the Copen GR Sport. The small car is a two-seat convertible sports car that meets the minivehicle standards in Japan. It is the first car in the "GR" series that was developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing. The ride is an OEM car that is manufactured by Daihatsu using the knowledge gained in the Toyota Gazoo Racing motorsports activity.

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Dramatically-reinvented 2021 Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen car worth coveting

Dramatically-reinvented 2021 Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen car worth coveting

Talk about a glow-up: Toyota's fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) has flourished from caterpillar to butterfly, with the 2021 Mirai promising to be an eco-friendly car you actively want to drive. Previewed as the 2021 Toyota Mirai Sedan Concept ahead of the second-generation car's full debut in late 2020, the new model promises an increase in range from its hydrogen drivetrain, along with more engaging driving dynamics.

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Toyota LQ offers AI assistant and level 4 autonomous driving

Toyota LQ offers AI assistant and level 4 autonomous driving

Toyota has unveiled the new LQ and says that the car aims to build an emotional bond with the driver. LQ is a concept car that is the next generation of the Toyota Concept-i car that was unveiled at CES 2017. LQ has level 4 automated driving capability and an integrated AI assistant.

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Toyota fixed the Takata airbag in two popular cars – now it’s recalling them again

Toyota fixed the Takata airbag in two popular cars – now it’s recalling them again

Toyota is recalling 191,000 cars for a second airbag replacement, having discovered that the Takata replacement first installed could itself be faulty. The double recall impacts cars both in North America and Japan, and among some of Toyota's most popular models.

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Toyota robots to let people enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a new way

Toyota robots to let people enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a new way

Japan is most famous for its sushi, anime, and, of course, robots so it's only natural that those will have a big presence in next year's biggest international sports events. It's also not surprising that Toyota, who has branched its robotics out into the mobility market is playing a big role in mixing the 2020 Olympics and robots. Don't expect giant mechas and Gundams, though, as Toyota's army of non-frightening robots will work to let people experience the event in a unique way, even from afar.

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The 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here

The 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here

The 2020 Toyota Supra has gone on sale in the US, with the fifth-generation coupe finally arriving at dealerships. Toyota had been teasing fans - new and old - with the long-anticipated car's configurator for some time now, but the 2020 Supra is now actually available to order.

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Toyota unveils futuristic shuttle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota unveils futuristic shuttle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota has introduced its new 'Accessible People Mover,' a shuttle featuring a futuristic design that will transport visitors during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Referred to as the APM, this vehicle was designed specifically for the Olympic Games, offering staff and visitors a last-mile transportation option that'll take riders to venues and events. The vehicle resembles a large, futuristic golf cart.

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Toyota and JAXA team on a fuel-cell Moon rover for 2029

Toyota and JAXA team on a fuel-cell Moon rover for 2029

Toyota and the Japanese space agency JAXA have inked an agreement to build a hydrogen-powered lunar rover, which astronauts will be able to drive around the Moon to explore potential resources there. The joint research agreement will see the automaker and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency work together for three years on prototypes, though the final lunar rover isn't expected to launch until around 2029.

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