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Toyota Settlement Pays $1.2 Billion to the U.S.

Toyota Settlement Pays $1.2 Billion to the U.S.

By Sean Patterson March 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to the U.S. to settle a criminal wire fraud charge. It is the largest financial penalty of this kind imposed by the U.S. …

Spiders Shut Down British School Spiders Shut Down British School

A school in England has been shut down due to an infestation of “false widow” spiders, the most poisonous British arachnid. The spiders, which are equipped with venom that can cause swelling and fever, had been spotted around the campus …

Toyota Recall Affects 803,000 Vehicles Toyota Recall Affects 803,000 Vehicles
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Toyota has just announced a voluntary recall that affects more than 800,000 vehicles. The recall affects 2012-2013 models of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and the Venza. According to Toyota, the reason for the recall is an issue …

Toyota Recalls Vehicles For 8th Time This Year Toyota Recalls Vehicles For 8th Time This Year
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On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced that they are recalling approximately 694,000 vehicles. The 2004-2005 and 2007-2009 models of Sienna minivans are being recalled due to a shift lever problem, mostly throughout North America. 615,000 …

Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show Honda Mobilio Unveiled at Indonesia Int’l Motor Show
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Hoping to increases its sales in an ever-growing market in Indonesia (which is expected to account for 2.3 million vehicles in ASEAN by 2019), Honda has unveiled its Honda Mobilio at the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show. The Mobilio will …

First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message
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Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon will forever be taught in history books around the world. Will history be as kind to the first talking robot in space? You may recall that the University of Tokyo and Toyota …

Toyota Recall (and Lexus): Almost 400K Cars Included Toyota Recall (and Lexus): Almost 400K Cars Included
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Ford, now Toyota, watch out automakers, you know everything comes in threes. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. announced today two voluntary recalls in concerns for safety. Owners of affected vehicles will receive notification by mail. The company also directs customers …

BMW, Toyota Team Up to Develop Future Battery Tech BMW, Toyota Team Up to Develop Future Battery Tech
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BMW and Toyota today announced that the car companies have teamed up to develop a new fuel-cell system and the future of lithium battery technology. The companies signed binding agreements to collaborate on several projects meant to usher in future …

Toyota Helps Google Map Narrow Belgian Streets Toyota Helps Google Map Narrow Belgian Streets

Last year, Google Street View took on Belgium, but there was a problem: The Google Street View cars couldn’t quite fit down some of the impossibly small Belgian streets. That meant that many of the smaller, older side streets were …

Toyota Edges Past GM as World’s Largest Carmaker Toyota Edges Past GM as World’s Largest Carmaker
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Toyota has again beat out General Motors to become the world’s largest car manufacturer. In the first quarter of 2012, Toyota sold 2.49 million cars, again pushing ahead of GM, who sold 2.28 million. Coming in at number three is …

Toyota Turns the DS into a Navigation System Remote Toyota Turns the DS into a Navigation System Remote

Utilizing a system called Kuruma de DS (DS in the Car), Japanese DS owners can now use their DS to control the car navigation system. The system was developed by Toyota as part their new Smart Navi automobile navigation system. …

Most Hybrid Owners Do Not Buy Another Hybrid Most Hybrid Owners Do Not Buy Another Hybrid

You see commercials all the time about how much hybrid owners love their car. They feel urbane and worldly when they realize how much they are helping the planet and their pocket books. A new study from R.L. Polk is …

Toyota Spams Twitter Users In Super Bowl Ad Campaign Toyota Spams Twitter Users In Super Bowl Ad Campaign
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Toyota definitely took a novel approach to advertising this weekend. Too bad it all blew up in their face. The Next Web is reporting that Toyota has taken to Twitter to advertise their new Camry Effect by offering Twitter users …

Dalai Lama, Toyota’s New Ride, & Mrs. Darth Vader Dalai Lama, Toyota’s New Ride, & Mrs. Darth Vader

Welcome to the maiden voyage of a new daily cruise hosted by WebProNews: Top Photos from Google+. We’ll be posting some of the more intriguing, weirdest, captivating, or stirring photos we can find to share with you each day. Check …

Toyota Debuts New 2012 Camry Online Toyota Debuts New 2012 Camry Online

Toyota’s family sedan, the Camry, is consistently one of the best-selling cars in the United States. That’s why, when Toyota decides to debut their new model online with a heavy social media push, it’s newsworthy. To introduce the newest model …

Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street Toyota Friend, Salesforce Take Social Media to the Street
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Is driving the car the best time to engage in social media? Probably not, but what if the car helped with these tasks, reducing the “need” for mobile device use while driving? Would a car that’s social media savvy appeal …

Bing Announces Ties To New Toyota System

Ford’s SYNC, an advanced in-car "connectivity system" that allows users to play music, get directions, and make phone calls, has earned rave reviews for years.  Now, Toyota’s announced its own take on the concept – dubbed Entune – and it looks like Bing will play a key role.