Younger drivers are often assumed to be the target audience for lectures about distracted driving, but many of them pick up risky habits from their parents, according to Tina Brunetti Sayer, principal engineer for Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor.
"As a mother of a teenager I often remind myself that the things I do behind the wheel go a long way in setting a powerful example," said Brunetti Sayer, winner of the 2015 Free Press Automotive Leadership Award for Community Involvement.
Eight Toyota and Lexus Models Earn Institute’s Highest Top Safety Pick+ Four Toyota and Scion Vehicles Named Top Safety Picks
TORRANCE, Calif., December 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ — On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.
In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test – naming it a Top Safety Pick+.
Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer service, and its partner Bloomberg have announced their annual Civic 50 list of good corporate citizens. The Civic 50 chooses the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. as evaluated in an annual survey. Winners were chosen based on four criteria of community engagement: investment of resources, integration of program with business strategy, institutionalization of support, and measured impact. All U.S. companies with revenues of $1 billion or more were eligible for this year’s list.
Toyota takes waste management seriously. That’s why all materials—everything used to make our vehicles, not just what ends up in the final product—and processes are evaluated to improve chemical management and waste minimization.
For instance, our manufacturing facilities changed the packing used to ship windshields, conserving energy, time and money. Reduced packaging = less weight and less waste.
Toyota Research Institute Announces ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship
ANN ARBOR, Mich., December 22, 2014 /3BL Media/– The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.
The purpose of the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship is to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy techn
Toyota Motor Corporation has begun lending its "Walk Training Assist" and "Balance Training Assist" rehabilitation-aid partner robots for clinical trials to be conducted in medical facilities across Japan. The robots are designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.