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Toyota invests in flying cars

Auto giant joins aviation specialist to develop urban air mobility solutions Toyota has announced a partnership with aerospace company Joby Aviation to begin development and production of electric vertical take-offand landing (eVTOL) aircraft – better known as flying cars. The Japanese car-maker has announced a lead investment of $US394 million …

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Toyota to axe LandCruiser V8

Next generation LandCruiser 300 Series expected to have V6 diesel and V6 petrol power – and eventually a hybrid – but no V8. | THE INDEPENDENT | The iconic Toyota LandCruiser V8 is nearing the end of the road, with well-placed sources claiming the next generation 300 Series will have …

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Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japanese automaker Toyota said Thursday it was suspending tests of its self-driving cars so staff could “emotionally process” after an autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in an accident. Ride-sharing giant Uber has already suspended use of self-driving cars after one of its vehicles struck …

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Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Japanese car giant Toyota announced Monday that it will stop selling diesel cars in Europe, beginning the phase-out this year. “Diesel will be phased out in our passenger cars in 2018,” Johan van Zyl, president of Toyota Motor Europe, said in Geneva, where Europe’s first …

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How does a car remain so popular for so long? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sometime in 1996, a new type of vehicle called the Toyota RAV4 – which stands for Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-Wheel Drive – hit the American market. It was the start of a journey that …

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