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  • Toyota Auris launches with stop-start tech
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    Toyota Auris launches with stop-start tech

    By 20 November 2008

    Toyota's first ever European car with stop-start technology has gone on sale. Introduced this week, the Toyota Auris automatically cuts and restarts the engine when you stop, saving fuel and bringing down the car's carbon emissions. Like the hybrid technology...

  • Toyota develops robot for household chores
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    Toyota develops robot for household chores

    By 27 October 2008

    Toyota Motor Corp and a research body of the University of Tokyo have created a household robot. The prototype handles household chores and has been designed to combat the predicted labour shortage that's said to be due to hit as a result Japan's aging...

  • Toyota Winglet "personal transport assistant robot"
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    Toyota Winglet "personal transport assistant robot"

    By 1 August 2008

    Toyota loves coming up with concepts that, if they are ever made, could mean hoards on commuters speeding along the streets on "personal transport assistant robots". We've had the iReal, but here's the latest - the Winglet. You ride standing up on the...

  • Toyota iReal "personal car concept"
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    Toyota iReal "personal car concept"

    By 18 July 2008

    In amongst the sleek super cars, and the noise and dust of the rally models at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, there was something rather unusual. Toyota claims to have designed "a whole new way of relating to mobility". The iReal is basically...

  • Toyota Yaris to come with "embedded" TomTom option
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    Toyota Yaris to come with "embedded" TomTom option

    By 11 September 2007

    TomTom has announced what they are claiming is the availability of the world's first embedded portable navigation device at a car manufacturer. The latest Toyota Yaris will come with the option to include a TomTom portable navigation device as part of...

  • Sony quash rumours of Aibo going to Toyota
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    Sony quash rumours of Aibo going to Toyota

    By 27 August 2007

    Sony has moved to quash rumours that it has sold its robot division to Toyota this week. In a statement sent out to press, the company stated that neither the technology behind its robotic dog, Abio or its pint sized robot Qrio has been sold/given/transferred...

  • Toyota's newer, warmer Yaris
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    Toyota's newer, warmer Yaris

    By 18 March 2007

    Toyota has unveiled its new range-topping Yaris – the SR 1.8. Powered by a new petrol engine with Dual VVT-i technology and with sports-tuned steering and suspension, body kit, 17-inch rims and a load of premium equipment spec such as climate control...

  • Toyota Auris concept car to be on the road by 2008
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    Toyota Auris concept car to be on the road by 2008

    By 23 October 2006

    Revealed as a concept at the Paris Motor Show last month, it seems Toyota’s new Auris will be pushed into European service sooner than expected. Details of the new C-segment vehicle were announced today, demonstrating a startling similarity in looks...

  • Toyota launches the Auris concept
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    Toyota launches the Auris concept

    By 28 September 2006

    "Perfect imbalance" ... no, not the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes weirdalism that is their relationship, but Toyota’s brand spanking new concept – the Auris. Supposedly designed from the inside out, the Auris "space concept" – revealed for the first time...

  • Toyota Corolla celebrates 40th birthday
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    Toyota Corolla celebrates 40th birthday

    By 4 September 2006

    The humble Toyota Corolla is celebrating its 40th birthday. Now control yourself because this is clearly exciting stuff. It may have a reputation of being one the dullest cars around, but through many overhauls and redesigns, more cars called Corolla...

  • Toyota to upgrade Yaris with sporty TS model
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    Toyota to upgrade Yaris with sporty TS model

    By 31 August 2006

    According to reports on the web, Toyota is getting ready to unveil a new sporty Yaris called the TS, to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September. Under the bonnet of the small car will be a four-cylinder 1.8-litre Dual VVT-i engine...