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Toyota's Crash Test Simulators Now Account For Bodies Braced For Impact

An accident can happen in a split second when you’re driving, but studies have shown that half the time the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software with improved virtual muscles to take this into account.


Why 4WDs Are Better In Australia

Australia is filled with poisonous shit that’s constantly trying to kill you. But it’s also filled with the world’s best four-wheel-drive vehicles. Yeah, basically everything the little off-road enthusiast inside of you has ever wanted is here. And I just moved here in order to drive it.


Deadly Airbag Recall Reaches Australia, Almost 500,000 Cars Affected So Far

One of the world’s largest car safety recalls is on, after a Japanese manufacturer found that some of its airbags have a tendency to spray metal shrapnel when deployed. The recall has now hit Australia, with almost 500,000 cars from various manufacturers already affected.


Toyota's Making Airline Seats That Can Adjust To Any Body Type

It’s a really good question: Why can’t airline seats be as comfortable, durable and adjustable as the ones in cars? In a partnership with All Nippon Airways, Toyota has come up with a new seat design it claims can make a “wide range of body sizes” comfortable. In economy, no less.


This 3D-Printed Car Transmission Works Like A Charm

Video: Check out this five-speed manual transmission 3D-printed after a Toyota model — the W56 transmission. Watching how the cogwheels spin and react every time the guy changes gears is just amazing.


Toyota Yaris ZR: Australian Review

Cars don’t always need to have a gimmick. Sometimes they can just be straightforward and simple, with a clear mission for the duties they are destined for. If you’re in the city, commuting to work or chauffering around a small family, you don’t need anything too special. The Toyota Yaris ZR is pure, undistilled Affordable Motoring at its finest.


Toyota's Anti-Collision Pedestrian Tests Are The Stuff Of Nightmares

You know how it’s easier to enjoy fast food when you don’t have any idea what goes into making it? It turns out the same holds true with vehicle pedestrian collision systems.


Toyota Made Over 5600 Of Its Fuel Cell Patents Available Royalty-Free

In an effort to help spread the adoption and further the development of the hydrogen fuel cell technology the company developed for its FCV concept vehicle — now known as the Mirai — Toyota has announced that it’s making approximately 5680 fuel cell patents available for royalty-free use.


How To Drive Off-Road

Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you’ll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here’s how you can start doing it, even if you don’t currently drive the world’s most capable vehicle.


This Cart Proves That Electric Cars Could Be Powered By Radio Waves

They have been proven to be far more energy-efficient than their gas-powered equivalents, but limited range, long charging times and high costs have prevented electric vehicles from really catching on. Researchers in Japan, though, may have come up with a breakthrough to overcome some of those obstacles by powering an electric car using short-range radio waves.


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