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The best cars for small businesses in 2019

Looking for a new car or truck for your small business? We've got you covered. From hatchbacks to minivans, these are the five best cars for small businesses. Each vehicle has the capability, durability, and tech to take any small business to the next level. They're not too bad to drive, either.
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Toyota uses hydrogen fuel cells to power one of its Japanese factories

Toyota took components from its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car and used them to make a generator to power one of its factories. If testing goes well, Toyota plans to add hydrogen power at more factories. Toyota is one of the main proponents of hydrogen fuel cells vehicles, which still face many obstacles.
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Digital Trends Live: Alexa crowdsources, Walmart expands delivery, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Parker Hall discuss the biggest trending stories in tech, including crowdsourcing Alexa answers, Walmart expanding its delivery service, testing a solar-powered Prius, our Between the Streams segment, and more.
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2020 Toyota Prius hybrid finally adds Apple CarPlay compatibility

The 2020 Toyota Prius gets an important feature that was missing from the hybrid's 2019-model-year update: Apple CarPlay. Aside from a new infotainment system that supports CarPlay, Toyota's bestselling hybrid is largely unchanged for the new model year.
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Toyota is actively testing a solar-powered Prius to cut the cord

Toyota covered a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid in solar panels in an attempt to stretch its range. Tests showed a maximum range improvement of 35 miles. But high costs mean Toyota likely won't put a solar array like this one into production. A smaller-scale solar roof is currently available from Toyota.
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2020 Toyota 4Runner goes off road with more safety and tech features

For an old school SUV, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner has a lot of tech features. The 4Runner already offered a bundle of off-road driving aids, and for 2020 it gets an updated infotainment system and new safety features as well. Toyota now offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the 4Runner.
2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium

2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review

The Toyota Supra makes a triumphant return as a joint project with BMW, to the delights of driving enthusiasts, racing fans, and aftermarket tuners alike. We were among the first group of lucky individuals to give it a proper spin on the road and on the track at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia.
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2019 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced review: Serious mileage

Thanks to a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime offers better gas mileage than a standard Prius. But how does Toyota's effort compare to other plug-in hybrids? Should you put a Prius Prime in your driveway instead of a Honda Clarity or Kia Niro plug-in?
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Exclusive: 1000 hp Supra could be six-figure project Papadakis says

Stephan Papadakis has released the second installment of his quest to squeeze 1,000 horsepower from the new Toyota Supra engine. We sat for an exclusive interview as he delves into the hard parts he has to find or make to achieve his goal.
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The 2020 Toyota Tacoma goes under the knife to look and feel younger

Toyota wants to keep its No. 1 position in the midsize pickup truck segment. It updated the hot-selling Tacoma to keep it fresh as more modern rivals arrive on the market. Changes include a new-look front end and more comfort features in the cab of the evergreen Toyota truck.
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Someone is already flipping a new 2020 Toyota Supra on Bring a Trailer

That was fast. A 2020 Toyota GR Supra Launch Edition is already up for auction on Bring a Trailer. But should you bid on it, or just head to a Toyota dealer? Bring a Trailer has a reputation for inflating the prices of cars, so this Supra could end up selling for much more than its sticker price.
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Toyota partners with Chinese autonomous-driving startup

Toyota is teaming up with Chinese autonomous-driving startup to continue the development of self-driving cars. Partnerships are becoming the norm in the world of autonomous driving, and Toyota is also working with Uber and Chinese tech firm Baidu on the technology.
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Toyota’s long-awaited FJ Cruiser replacement could arrive in 2020 with a twist

Toyota will allegedly fill the void created by the FJ Cruiser's demise by bringing the 2017 TJ Cruiser concept to production. It will be a completely different kind of car developed with a far smaller focus on off-road prowess. Rumors indicate the TJ Cruiser will make its debut in late 2019 or early 2020.
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The first fully electric Lexus production car may not go after Tesla

Lexus is reportedly planning an all-electric concept car that could preview a future production model. But the car won't be a Tesla-fighting sedan or SUV. Instead, it may be a small city car inspired by 2015's Lexus LF-SA concept.
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A self-driving Toyota will escort the 2020 Olympic flame in Tokyo

Toyota will use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to show off its zero-emission vehicle technology. The automaker will have everything from electric scooters to hydrogen fuel-cell buses on hand. Toyota expects to deploy about 3,700 vehicles, most with fuel-cell, battery-electric, or hybrid power.
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In exclusive interview, legendary racer tells us his plans for 1,000hp new Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra is barely off the trucks at dealerships, but award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis is already tearing into it to find more power. He thinks 1,000 horsepower is possible from the new BMW/Toyota joint venture. Best of all, he’s capturing the whole process on a series of four videos. We caught up with him to ask him how he plans to tackle this challenge.
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Here’s why your Uber or Lyft car always seems to be a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the most popular cars sold in the United States, and not just with retail buyers. Uber and Lyft drivers love the Camry for its reliability, according to a new report. The Toyota Camry made up 38% of rideshare vehicles in New York City in 2018.
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Toyota raises the curtain on 2020 Corolla Nightshade Editions

The 2020 Toyota Corolla SE sedan and hatchback with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) will be available in Nightshade Editions, joining four other vehicles in the lineup with the blacked-out trim option. For 2020, the Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna also feature Nightshade Editions.
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Digital Trends Live: Apple wants Intel’s modems, Toyota’s Olympic robots

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we discuss the biggest trending stories in tech, including Apple’s plan to buy Intel’s modem business, Uber’s monthly subscription plan, flying over the English Channel on a flyboard, Toyota’s line of Olympics robots and autonomous cars, and more.
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Toyota shows off mascot robots and tiny autonomous car for Tokyo Olympics

Toyota has shown off seven robots that it says will assist and entertain at the Tokyo Olympics next summer. The collection includes mascot and telepresence robots, as well as a tiny autonomous car to help in field events. The robots form part of Toyota’s efforts to broaden its business beyond just auto sales.
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Toyota’s futuristic golf cart will transport people around at the 2020 Olympics

Toyota is reinventing the golf cart for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The company designed a vehicle named the Accessible People Mover (APM) that will transport visitors, athletes, and staff members from venue to venue. Fully electric, the APM has a top speed of 11 mph and a 60-mile range.
2020 Toyota Supra

Prepare to procrastinate: The 2020 Toyota Supra online configurator is now live

The Toyota Supra is back, and even if you can't afford one, you can still design your ideal version of the reborn sports car in Toyota's online configurator. The 2020 Toyota Supra is available in Launch Edition, 3.0, and 3.0 Premium trim levels, all with the same BMW-sourced engine.
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Digital Trends Live: Pixel 4 XL leak, Google and Dish team-up, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney, managing editor of The Manual, discuss the top trending stories in tech, including another Google Pixel 4 XL leak, a possible Google and Dish team-up, a Prius gets a solar boost, Netflix “conference calls,” and more.
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Toyota covers a Prius in solar cells to boost its range by 27 miles

Toyota is still exploring how to use solar cells to partially power its Prius. A partnership with Sharp has yielded some interesting results, with the automaker about to start testing a car with highly efficient solar panels. Current data suggests the design could give the plug-in hybrid an extra 27 miles of range.
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BMW may finally be ready to sell hydrogen fuel cell cars to the public

BMW will reportedly launch a hydrogen fuel cell version of its X5 SUV in the early 2020s. The X5 will test the waters for a higher-volume BMW fuel-cell car, co-developed with Toyota. BMW will reportedly launch the higher-volume fuel cell model in 2025.
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Subaru and Mazda join Toyota’s self-driving car development venture

Five Japanese automakers -- including Subaru and Mazda -- will each invest in a self-driving car joint venture started by Toyota and SoftBank. The goal of the venture, dubbed Monet, is to develop mobility services around self-driving cars. Other new investors include Suzuki, Isuzu, and Daihatsu.
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After years of Le Mans misfortune, Toyota becomes impossible to beat

Toyota scored a one-two finish at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, its second win a row at the legendary French race. Toyota is the first Japanese automaker to win Le Mans twice, but its wins came without any real competition. The two Toyota TS050 hybrid race cars traded the lead throughout the race.
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New Toyota tech will automatically shut off engines, apply parking brakes

Toyota is launching two new safety features for the 2020 model year. One will automatically shut off a car's engine when stationary, and the other will automatically shift into park and apply the parking brake to prevent rollaways. Toyota has not specified which vehicles will get the new features.
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Toyota pushes ahead with solid-state batteries for future electric cars

Toyota is working on potentially game-changing solid-state batteries, and they may arrive sooner than expected. The Japanese automaker's R&D boss said Toyota hopes to unveil the batteries in 2020, two years ahead of schedule. Toyota plans to introduce more electric cars to its lineup.
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Toyota and Subaru are expecting again, but this time it’s not a sports car

Toyota and Subaru are joining forces again, but they're not interested in creating another sports car -- at least not for now. Instead, they're pooling their resources to design a platform capable of underpinning electric sedans, crossovers, and SUVs. The two firms will also jointly design a battery-powered crossover.
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For 2020, Toyota is finally fixing the Prius Prime’s two biggest downsides

The Toyota Prius is our favorite hybrid car, but it's not perfect by any means. For the 2020 model year, Toyota is fixing two of its biggest downsides by adding a fifth seat, and by making Apple CarPlay standard. There are no mechanical or visual changes to report, so the polarizing Prius still has a 640-mile range.

Toyota AI Ventures doubles down with a second $100 million for mobility startups

Toyota AI Ventures (TAIV) announced a second $100 million investment commitment - Toyota AI Ventures Fund II - dedicated to supporting early-stage autonomous mobility and robotics startups. Toyota uses TAIV to stay ahead as the world of mobility changes, with hopes the startups will add to Toyota's mobility portfolio.
2020 Toyota Highlander

Drywall or kayaks? The 2020 Toyota Highlander is ready for your weekend plans

Toyota introduced the 2020 Highlander ahead of its public debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The fourth-generation Highlander is bigger than its predecessor, and it comes with more tech features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It will begin arriving in showrooms in December 2019.
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The 2020 Toyota Yaris offers big car tech in a small, Mazda-flavored package

Toyota resurrected the Yaris nameplate with a little bit of help from Mazda. Closely related to the Mazda2 sold overseas, the hatchback now stands out with a sharper design than before, and tech features normally found on bigger, more expensive cars. The 2020 Toyota Yaris will go on sale by the end of 2019.