Posts by this Author: Chadwick Quiram

Toyota Driving Simulator Oculus Rift Is Keeping it Real

Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public - teens and parents alike - about the dangers of distracted driving.  

 
To experience the new Toyota TeenDrive365 simulator you get behind the wheel of a stationary Toyota car, put on the Oculus Rift headset and are fully immersed in a virtual reality driving experience, complete with the three dimensional sights…
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Toyota and Scion Receives IIHS 2015 Top Safety Pick Awards

On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test - naming it a Top…
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Wins Class at Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its "Full Stock" class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes. 

 

"The Baja 1000 is another test to ensure that Toyota trucks continue to exceed the expectations of our customers," said…
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Toyota FCV is the Best Of What's New

Even the techies at Popular Science like the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). The magazine named the sedan to a 2014 Best of What's New winner in the auto category.
 
"For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us - those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what's possible in the future," said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners - chosen from among thousands of entrants - each a revolution in…
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Toyota FCV As A Rally Car

Shinshiro, Japan.

A Toyota fuel cell vehicle (FCV) will be put through its paces in the final installment in this year's Japanese Rally Championship: the 285 km Shinshiro Rally, held in Aichi Prefecture on November 1 and 2. Before the race starts, the FCV, specially tuned and outfitted for rally racing (as pictured below), will check the safety of the roads as a zero car?while emitting zero CO2 or harmful substances.
 
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Toyota Unveils Baja 1000 Chase Truck

TRD 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra Will Provide Race Support
 
October 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., October 27, 2014 - The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck will not be alone when it heads down to Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Three specially prepared chase trucks built by renowned off-road fabricator N-Fab will support the Tundra race truck in attacking the notoriously difficult desert race. The Baja 1000 is known…
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Toyota Hybrid Global Leader with 7 Million Sales

Recent million-unit milestone achieved in record time

TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Toyota Motor Corporation announced today global hybrid sales surpassed the 7 million unit mark in September. Toyota achieved this latest million-unit hybrid milestone at the record pace of nine months.

"Hitting the 7 million mark represents our customers' recognition of the benefits of Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles," said Bob Carter, Toyota senior vice president of automotive operations. "The appeal of excellent fuel economy, driving dynamics and the quality of our vehicles combined with our dealers' dedication to customer service makes Toyota the undeniable leader in hybrid technology…

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The New Toyota C-HR Concept Car

Presenting a bold new dynamic design language, the TOYOTA C-HR Concept makes its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Using a hybrid powerplant, this crossover gives a first hint of a type of vehicle that Toyota would like to bring to the C-segment market.

 


Brussels, Belgium -  The TOYOTA C-HR Concept introduces an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme to the segment. Below a compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted…
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The Future of Cruise Control

 
Don't you hate when you've just set your cruise control on the highway, and then someone pulls in front of you, forcing you to adjust your speed? While cruise control helps give your foot a break, it doesn't account for the ebb and flow of normal traffic. Seldom is there a road where you can let your cruise control take over for miles and miles on end.

This is the type of…
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2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series Set to Get Dirty in SCORE Baja 1000 Race


August 05, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota Truck Chief Engineer, Mike Sweers, enter the new 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The lightly modified Tundra Pro Series will compete in the Full Size Stock Class this November 12-16 in Ensenada, Mexico.

"My job is to ensure that the Tundra exceeds the expectations and demands of every single one of its owners," said Sweers, Chief Engineer of Toyota Pickup Trucks. “With over 1,000 miles of harsh terrain, The Baja 1000 is the ultimate proving grounds for…
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