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Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, October 12, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Michael. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

Career pathway in Kentucky named leading ‘benchmark’ program for U.S.

Career pathway in Kentucky named leading ‘benchmark’ program for U.S.

October 03, 2018
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (October 3, 2018) – A national model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career pathways in Cynthiana, Kentucky, is bulldozing the obstacles girls face for a career in manufacturing. Harrison County High School freshman Kara Hines says there are so many great options in STEM, she “just can’t pick right now.”  
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Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for September, Third Quarter 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for September, Third Quarter 2018

October 02, 2018
PLANO, Texas (October 2, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported September 2018 sales of 203,098 units. With one less selling day in September 2018 compared to September 2017, sales were down 6.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 10.4 percent on a volume basis. ... more

September 2018 Sales Chart

September 2018 Sales Chart

October 02, 2018

September 2018 and Q3 2018 Sales Conference Notes

September 2018 and Q3 2018 Sales Conference Notes

October 02, 2018
September 2018 and Q3 2018 Sales Conference Notes... more

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

September 26, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 26, 2018) – Two of the biggest blockbusters of the summer movie season revolved around prehistoric creatures making a comeback in the modern age.  In the wilds of the American West, Toyota supported a paleontology team from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, as they embarked on an exciting journey through a long-lost world of dinosaurs.... more

Toyota AI Ventures Goes on the Road to Meet Robotics Entrepreneurs

Toyota AI Ventures Goes on the Road to Meet Robotics Entrepreneurs

September 26, 2018
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018) - Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced today that it is participating in a series of events across the United States to meet promising entrepreneurs that are looking for funding. As part of the call for innovation initiative that it unveiled this summer in partnership with the robotics group at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the Toyota AI Ventures team will go on the road beginning this week to take part in several startup events. The series includes RoboBusiness 2018 in Silicon Valley where the firm’s managing director Jim Adler will give a presentation on the main stage the evening of Sept. 26, 2018.... more

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

September 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 20, 2018) – With a focus on projects in nine states 20 years ago, volunteers set out to unify their work to restore public lands, parks, forests and beaches under the newly organized National Public Lands Day (NPLD). That year, more than 1,500 Toyota team members, families and friends worked together to clean the waters of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and plant greenery at the National Wildlife Refuge in Seal Beach, California.... more

Toyota announces management change

Toyota announces management change

September 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Rich Valenstein has been named group vice president, revenue management and product profitability, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). ... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Florence

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Florence

September 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas, September 17, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Florence. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

Port of Los Angeles Preliminarily Awarded $41 Million from California Air Resources Board to Launch Zero Emissions Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Preliminarily Awarded $41 Million from California Air Resources Board to Launch Zero Emissions Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric Freight Project

September 14, 2018
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (September 14, 2018) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding.... more

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

September 12, 2018
DALLAS (September 12, 2018) – In some places in southern Dallas, it’s still difficult to come by a grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables. While there has been progress, food insecurity in the area is well above the national average.  It’s an issue that students from UNT Dallas, in collaboration with Toyota, aim to tackle.... more

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

September 07, 2018
DALLAS (Sept.7, 2018) – Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), Toyota USA Foundation and SMU have joined together to collaborate on the creation of a new and innovative STEM-focused school in west Dallas.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2018

September 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 4, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis. 
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August 2018 Sales Chart

August 2018 Sales Chart

September 04, 2018

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

August 31, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 31, 2018) — Coined as the largest Latin music festival in the Midwest featuring a lineup of multi-genre artists, Los Dells Festival returns to the Wisconsin Dells on September 1st and 2nd.  Joining the music-filled weekend, Toyota presents the Toyota Music Den stage with a variety of Latin acts sure to delight music enthusiasts.... more

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018, TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) today announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network.... more

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

August 24, 2018
TOKYO (Aug. 24, 2018) – As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting Para sports and contributing to creating a more inclusive society at the grassroots level, as well as through cooperation with The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee) and the broader business community in Japan. During the upcoming Paralympic Games, Toyota will encourage further interest in Para sports around the world while providing “Mobility for All” solutions.... more

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

August 22, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (August 22, 2018) —The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) welcome Toyota team members and their families as they “Get Connected” in the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE). The AACVTE is the world’s largest connected vehicle test environment for the DSRC 5.9GHz V2X technology and operates throughout the city of Ann Arbor.  Led by UMTRI and its partners, the AACVTE builds on the existing deployment, established in 2012. ... more

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

August 21, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2018) – For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once.... more

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

August 21, 2018
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
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Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

August 17, 2018
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.... more

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

August 15, 2018
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.... more

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