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In Japan, The Toyota Prius Has A Solar Roof

A new variant of the Toyota Prius has been launched in Japan, with the plug-in hybrid having its internal rechargeable battery also boosted externally by a set of solar cells on the sedan’s roof. It’s an option for both Japanese and US buyers, but we won’t get it in Australia in the foreseeable future.


Toyota Is Buying Up Robotics Companies. Could Boston Dynamics Be Next?

In March, the Toyota Research Institute bought up Cambridge-based startup Jaybridge Robotics and according to Tech Insider, it may be expanding with another famous Massachusetts company: Google’s Boston Dynamics, the maker of the Big Dog and Atlas robots.


Toyota Has Sold Nine Million Hybrids, And Saved Over 25 Billion Litres Of Petrol

Toyota has sold nine million hybrids across the world since the Prius first became available in Japan almost 20 years ago. That’s a lot of batteries. The amount of fuel saved by those hybrids — with a bit of back-of-the-envelope math — is enough for each Toyota hybrid to drive around the entire planet, and then keep going.


Counterfeit Car Parts Are Making Repaired Australian Cars Dangerously Unsafe

Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is concerned about a growing influx of counterfeit car parts entering the country from Asia, including safety-critical parts like wheels, airbags and brake pads. The peak body’s Genuine Is Best website showcases a shocking range of poor quality counterfeits that might be putting your cheaply repaired car at risk.


Toyota Prius: Australian Review

Toyota has built a new Prius that it says is not only incredibly efficient with the way it uses petrol, but is also fun to drive. It’s not exactly a balls-to-the-wall race car, but it is fun — in its own way — especially if you like challenging yourself to save fuel.


Toyota Australia Just Showed Off A 86 Shooting Brake

With Toyota’s Festival of 86 owner’s celebration underway in Canberra over the weekend, a lot of fans of the Japanese car company’s two-door sports coupe will be in one place to be surprised by the latest development in the car’s lifespan: the teasing of a Toyota 86 wagon.


The Toyota uBox Is What Generation Z Will Be Driving In 2020

Young kids want to drive a Johnny Cab. That’s what students at South Carolina’s Clemson University, working with Toyota, has decided — and thus was born the uBox concept, which looks like a soft-roader SUV ate an urban assault vehicle. Apparently the uBox is made for “a young entrepreneur who wants a vehicle that can provide utility and recreation on the weekend” — that’s totally us.


Toyota's 'Guardian Angel' Would Grab The Steering Wheel From Humans To Prevent A Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement.


Toyota And Microsoft Want To Free You From In-Car 'Tyranny Of Technology'

The boundaries between technology and automotive sectors continue to blur, and now Toyota and Microsoft have announced that they will be working together to imbue cars with artificial intelligence that will, they promise, humanise the driving experience.


Toyota Says The New Prius Is Fun To Drive

The latest update to the Toyota Prius is the biggest one in the 10-year history of the iconic hybrid. With a completely new platform and smarter, more economical drivetrain and in-car comfort, the new Prius is 13 per cent more efficient than its predecessors — Toyota says it’ll sip just 3.4 litres of fuel per 100km of driving.


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