Toyota establish green technologies research center with China’s Tsinghua University

The move is likely to help China in its goal to expand its tech capability, manufacturing and distribution channels and better compete in the world stage. Toyota Motor Corp stated, it is in the midst of setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University. The partnership will study uses of car…

Honda Motor & truckmaker Hino Motors join SoftBank Group’s and Toyota Motor’s joint venture

The development underscores a growing trend of consolidation among communications, automakers and technology companies as they grapple with the massive investment and software expertise required to develop new services for which demand has yet to be tested. On Thursday, Japan’s Honda Motor Co and truckmaker Hino Motors Ltd stated they join a joint venture of…

Toyota’s opens up on its autonomous automated technologies at CES

Toyota Motor Corp showcased its automated safety technology “Guardian” as well as its full self-driving system – the “Chauffeur” at the annual CES at Las Vegas. As per a statement from Toyota Research Institute’s chief executive Gill Pratt, the carmaker’s automated safety technology “Guardian” will feature in its model “in the 2020s”. Pratt disclosed this…

Hyundai Motor Co invests $250 million in Grab

This second investment by Hyundai Motor Co in Grab underscores the strategic growing relations between the two firms and has long term implications. In a development that marks Hyundai Motor Co’s growing confidence on Uber, the carmaker has, once again, invested Singapore’s ride hailing firm Grab. Hyundai Motor Co’s investment of $250 million in Grab…