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Toyota adds child models to its virtual crash dummy software

Toyota's Total Human Model for Safety software (THUMS) will have child models for Version 4 to simulate the physiques of children aged three, six, and ten. They will go on sale this fall, to be used by automobile and parts manufacturers, as…
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This year's Le Mans finish was worthy of an audience-grabbing blockbuster

With five minutes left in the race it looked like nothing could stop Toyota from winning Le Mans for the first time. Ultimately, Porsche and its 919 Hybrid ended up taking the top spot.
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Become a 24 Hours of Le Mans expert with this quick primer

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is arguably the most prestigious event on the racing calendar, but what’s it really all about? We’ve got the full story on this epic endurance race right here.
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Why you can’t order a Toyota Prius with a roof-mounted solar panel

Toyota will offer the plug-in hybrid variant of the Prius with a roof-mounted solar panel in Japan and in Europe. We won't see the panel -- which boosts efficiency by 10 percent -- in the U.S. until later in the production run.
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The 2017 Toyota Camry gains more standard features but no price increase

The 2017 Toyota Camry comes with more standard convenience and safety features, but carries the same MSRP as the 2016 model year. Select trim levels come with the Entune Audio Plus multimedia system with Connected Navigation app & JBL…
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Toyota plans solar power system for new Texas HQ

Toyota plans to install a 7.75-megawatt solar power system at its new headquarters in Plano, Texas, with solar panels on the site's parking structures. Installation is expected to begin in 2017.
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Best first cars: The perfect rides for new drivers

Once the terrible photos are taken and the cash is saved up, it's time to pick out a first set of wheels. From a hybrid hatchback to a convertible sports car, here are some of the more sensible choices currently on the market.
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Toyota's 2016 Prius is Consumer Reports’ fuel economy king

According to a new batch of tests by Consumer Reports, the 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient car the group has ever tested. The hybrid posted a combined fuel economy rating of 52 mpg.
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Uber drives off with Toyota in latest ride-hailing partnership

In the latest in a series of similar collaborations involving major car companies, Japanese automotive giant Toyota on Tuesday announced a partnership with Uber that'll bring financial investment as well as car-leasing programs, app…
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Remember the iBot? The stair-climbing wheelchair may make a comeback

Remember the iBot? No, it wasn't a posterior-based Apple gadget that failed to take off. It was actually a motorized wheelchair with several tricks up its sleeve. High costs ended production in 2009, but a recent deal means it…
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Toyota Land Cruiser Emergency Network passes cell calls to emergency responders

Toyota Land Cruisers, ubiquitous in the Australian outback, serve as an emergency communications network, in an area covering over 19,000 square miles. Each vehicle has a cell range of about 15 miles and signals are passed to…
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How this man got a new Tundra for free from Toyota

Toyota has just purchased a 2007 Tundra with over a million miles on the clock from its original owner. The company will tear the truck down entirely and look at how various components have held up over time.