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Toyota and Uber extend collaboration to automated vehicle technologies

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi shaking hands with Toyota executive vice-president Shigeki Tomoyama

The collaboration will see Toyota invest US$500 million in Uber Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be …

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Toyota reveals new hydrogen fuel cell truck

Second version of Toyota's fuel cell heavy truck

Toyota’s Project Portal Beta has an improved range compared to the previous model Toyota has unveiled the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated …

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US$8m for Shell-Toyota LA hydrogen station

Project Portal Class 8 FCEV. Source: Toyota

The California Energy Commission has given provisional approval to help fund the Project Portal hydrogen project at the LA and Long Beach terminals While Tesla works quietly on its electric Semi, down the coast Toyota has its plans for a hydrogen-powered version for drayage operations. Dubbed Project Portal, Toyota is …

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Japan H2 Mobility to build 80 H2 stations by 2022

YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan.

11 Japanese companies have joined forces to help accelerate the deployment of hydrogen (H2) stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan, pledging to build 80 H2 stations by 2022 Eleven companies have announced the joint establishment of “Japan H2 Mobility” (JHyM), aimed at eoxnaidng the provision and development of …

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Toyota develops new motor magnet using less neodymium

Neodymium magnets

Toyota aims to reduce the use of expensive and potentially unsustainable rare-earth materials in its motors, and finds success with a new neodymium magnet design It’s not just lithium supplies that are crucial to EV development. Rare-earth minerals like neodymium and dysprosium are required for motors and other key components, …

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