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The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

Toyota Research Institute Explores Blockchain Technology for Development of New Mobility Ecosystem

May 22, 2017
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology. TRI is collaborating with the MIT Media Lab (MIT ML) and other industry partners to foster a digital environment where users – both businesses and consumers – may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions and store vehicle usage information that could be used in the setting of insurance rates.... more

2017 Meeting of the Minds - 'Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future' - Dr. James Kuffner

2017 Meeting of the Minds - 'Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future' - Dr. James Kuffner

April 14, 2017
Toyota Research Institute Chief Technology Officer Dr. James Kuffner presents “Driverless Urban Mobility: The Path Towards an Autonomous Future” at 2017 Meeting of the Minds (webinar), March 28, 2017.... more

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Hunt for New Materials

March 30, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 30, 2017 — The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.  Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles.... more

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute Delivers Silicon Valley Community a Hands-On Experience of Future Mobility

March 16, 2017
Los Altos, Calif. March 7, 2017 - What is it like to compete in a car race that isn’t about speed, but rather fuel efficiency?... more

First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely by Toyota Research Institute Displayed at Prius Challenge Event at Sonoma Raceway

First Autonomous Test Vehicle Developed Entirely by Toyota Research Institute Displayed at Prius Challenge Event at Sonoma Raceway

March 03, 2017
Palo Alto, Calif., March 3, 2017 – The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today displayed its 2.0 generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma California. The all- new test vehicle will be used to explore a full range of autonomous driving capabilities.... more

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Toyota Research Institute's Ryan Eustice Appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

February 27, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 27, 2017 – When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed new laws into effect last year that allow operation of autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads, the landmark legislation created the Michigan Council on Future Mobility. Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), has been appointed by Governor Snyder to join this new advisory board and will help shape Michigan regulatory policy as autonomous vehicle technology develops.  ... more

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement  to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

Dr. Gill Pratt: Statement to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

February 14, 2017
Statement of Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt on “Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment” before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, Feb. 14, 2017.

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2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 04, 2017
Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations, Bob Carter speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 04, 2017
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2017.... more

Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

Toyota Research Institute Brings Prius Challenge to Silicon Valley Community

December 16, 2016
Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that Toyota is bringing the Prius Challenge to the Sonoma Raceway for the third iteration of its ongoing Onramp series, an innovation event designed to engage the startup and tech community. This year’s event, to be held on March 3, 2017, will be hosted by Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and will feature a team competition where participants optimize their driving based on data and simulation from a connected Toyota Prius.... more

Toyota One of Best Global Brands According to Interbrand

Toyota One of Best Global Brands According to Interbrand

October 11, 2016
Plano, Texas, Oct. 12, 2016 -- Toyota: most valuable automaker. Top global Asian brand.  
 
That’s according to Interbrand's recently released 2016 “Best Global Brands” report.  In addition to once again earning the title of most valuable automotive brand in the world,
Toyota also became the first Asian company and only automaker to reach a top-five spot on the list. Interbrand estimates Toyota’s 2016 brand value at $53.58 billion, up 9 percent from 2015.... more

Toyota and Open Source Robotics Foundation to Partner on Robotics and Automated Vehicle Research

Toyota and Open Source Robotics Foundation to Partner on Robotics and Automated Vehicle Research

September 15, 2016
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 – Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced that it will join forces with the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) and its newly-formed for profit subsidiary Open Source Robotics Corporation (OSRC) to expand the development of both open source and proprietary tools for Toyota’s fast-growing robotics and automated vehicle research initiatives. This move to significantly expand TRI’s research and engineering capabilities reflects Toyota’s ongoing evolution beyond the boundaries of the conventional automotive industry to become a broad-based mobility technology company.... more

Toyota Research Institute Partners with University of Michigan to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

Toyota Research Institute Partners with University of Michigan to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

August 10, 2016
ANN ARBOR (August 10, 2016) – Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan (U-M) will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today by TRI-CEO Gill Pratt in an address to the U-M faculty.... more

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

MIT Technology Review Names Toyota Among World’s 50 Smartest Companies

June 22, 2016
PLANO, Texas (June 22, 2016) -- MIT Technology Review has named Toyota one of the world’s smartest companies, placing the automaker among respected tech leaders like Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook, and ahead of others such as Microsoft, IBM, and Intel. Ranked #17, Toyota was one of only two automakers to achieve the distinction.... more

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC16) - Dr. Gill Pratt

April 07, 2016
Toyota Research Institute CEO Dr. Gill Pratt talks about how robots, supercomputers and cars are coming together at GTC16 in San Jose on April 7, 2016.... more

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

On the Road to Autonomous Driving, Toyota Establishes Ever Deeper Roots in Ann Arbor Tech Community with Third US Research Facility

April 07, 2016
SAN JOSE (April 7, 2016) -- Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today that Toyota will establish its third TRI facility in the U.S. The new facility will be located in Ann Arbor, near the University of Michigan (U-M) campus where it will fund research in artificial intelligence, robotics and materials science.  Joining the TRI facility established last January in Palo Alto working with Stanford (TRI-PAL), and in Cambridge working with MIT (TRI-CAM), TRI-ANN is scheduled to open in June and target a staff of approximately 50.... more

Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

Toyota Research Institute Expands Autonomous Vehicle Development Team

March 09, 2016
Cambridge, Mass., March 9, 2016 -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Jaybridge Robotics announced today that the Jaybridge Robotics software engineering team has joined TRI.   
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Bob Carter

January 05, 2016
Toyota Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks a during a press conference at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.
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2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Press Conference - Dr. Gill Pratt

January 05, 2016
Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) Dr. Gill Pratt speaks during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016.... more

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

Toyota Research Institute Announces All-Star Leadership Team for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Research

January 05, 2016
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 -- The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today announced the hiring of its technical leadership team, bringing together an all-star group of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. TRI CEO Gill Pratt introduced the technical team and initial TRI research programs in a press conference at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to the technical team, TRI work will be guided by an Advisory Board of corporate, scientific and public policy leaders from around the world.... more

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

Toyota to Announce New Details of Artificial Intelligence Research at Consumer Electronics Show

December 09, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2015) – Toyota will announce new details on its plans for research leveraging artificial intelligence at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.... more

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

Innovators Compete to Help Toyota Develop Ideas for i-Road…and Our Roads

November 16, 2015
San Francisco, Nov. 16, 2015 -- How could Toyota i-Road help change life in the Bay Area?

That’s the question Silicon Valley innovators and entrepreneurs answered at Toyota Onramp 2015, a one-day conference designed for a select group of innovators, investors and car enthusiasts in Silicon Valley to engage with Toyota and explore the future of driving innovation and sustainable mobility together.... more

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

Toyota Will Establish New Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Company

November 05, 2015
Watch the press conference webcast here

Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 6, 2015 -- At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI), as an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. A second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The new company will begin operations in January 2016.... more

Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

Toyota Establishes Collaborative Research Centers with MIT and Stanford to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Research

September 04, 2015
Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 4, 2015 -- The research and development of intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies will get a major boost in an ambitious new collaboration between Toyota, Stanford and MIT.  At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next 5 years to establish joint research centers at each university.  Additionally Dr. Gill Pratt, former Program Manager at DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and leader of its recent Robotics Challenge, has joined Toyota to direct and accelerate these research activities and their application to intelligent vehicles and robotics.... more

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