Kevin Buckland

Toyota turns to AI startup to accelerate goal of robots for the home

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has designs on making robot helpers for your home, and has enlisted a Japanese startup that specialises in artificial intelligence to jump-start its plan.

Stronger yen prompts Toyota to trim profit forecast, saps Honda

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp lowered its annual profit forecast while Honda Motor Co turned in a double-digit decline in quarterly earnings as a resurgent yen hurt two of Japan's biggest automakers.

Avis enlists Israeli startup to turn rental car data into cash

31 Jul 2019

Avis Budget Group Inc has enlisted an Israeli startup to help turn data from its car rental fleet into cash, as more auto industry players look to tap a potential $750 billion market for vehicle information.

Toyota Tsusho to wait on EV market before upping lithium investment

21 Jun 2019

NAGOYA, Japan As the U.S.-China trade war erodes confidence and central banks prepare to unleash another wave of stimulus, investors are checking which advance warning indicators might be forecasting a global economic recession.

Toyota speeds up electric vehicle schedule as demand heats up

07 Jun 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp aims to get half of its global sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will tap Chinese battery makers to meet the accelerated global shift to electricity-powered cars. | Video

Toyota, Honda plan to attack costs to free up cash for new tech

08 May 2019

TOKYO Two top Japanese automakers said they planned to tighten their belts in the years ahead to free up cash to develop electric cars and ride-sharing services, underscoring the hard task ahead as traditional automakers face a rapidly changing industry.

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