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2018 toyota tundra and sequoia | p os, details, specs


why it matters to you fans of toyota's big pickup trucks who feel that they've fallen a little behind their rivals will be happy to hear that the 2018 tundra and sequoia models are getting much-needed upgrades.when shopping for a big pickup truck or suv, it’s easy to overlook the toyota tundra and toyota sequoia. both models have been on sale for several years without any major changes, while most competitors have completely redesigned their big trucks. so toyota used the 2017 chicago auto show to give the tundra and sequoia a s of botox.the 2018 toyota tundra and sequoia both feature minor style updates and new safety tech, as well as new optional trd sport packages from toyota racing development, the japanese automaker’s performance arm. the packages add some model-specific styling elem






2018 toyota tundra and sequoia | p os, details, specs


why it matters to you fans of toyota's big pickup trucks who feel that they've fallen a little behind their rivals will be happy to hear that the 2018 tundra and sequoia models are getting much-needed upgrades.when shopping for a big pickup truck or suv, it’s easy to overlook the toyota tundra and toyota sequoia. both models have been on sale for several years without any major changes, while most competitors have completely redesigned their big trucks. so toyota used the 2017 chicago auto show to give the tundra and sequoia a s of botox.the 2018 toyota tundra and sequoia both feature minor style updates and new safety tech, as well as new optional trd sport packages from toyota racing development, the japanese automaker’s performance arm. the packages add some model-specific styling elem






2018 toyota sequoia review: what’s old is not new


some objects are larger than they appear: pro basketball players, locomotives, the grand canyon. add the infiniti qx80 to the larger than life list. so large it didn't fit in a 2.5-car garage; so large my 9-year-old said to paint it green and put a gun on top; so large the passengers needed grunts,... (robert duffer)






which cars will most likely last for 200,000 miles?


if you want a vehicle that can make it to 200,000 miles, what should you buy? probably not a sedan. a new study finds that large suvs are the likeliest to keep going to that mileage marker and beyond. research from iseecars.com found that the ford expedition and toyota sequoia are four times as likely and the chevrolet suburban 3.5 times as likely as the average vehicle to be still on the road at  200,000 miles. the study looked at the 13 million used cars sold last year ranging from 1981 models to 2017.overall, 1.3 percent of average vehicles made it to 200,000, while the percentage for the ford expedition was 5.7, with the toyota sequoia at 5.6 and the chevrolet suburban at 4.8.“supersized suvs are often workhorses for families,” said phong ly, ceo of iseecars.com. “they typically transp






toyota marks 5 millionth vehicle made at indiana factory


princeton, ind. (ap) — toyota has marked the production of its 5 millionth vehicle from its southwestern indiana factory that opened 19 years ago.gov. eric holcomb joined company officials for a ceremony wednesday celebrating the production milestone at the princeton assembly plant.the factory about 25 miles north of evansville has about 5,000 workers building highlander and sequoia suvs and sienna minivans. the evansville courier & press reports toyota estimates its presence has led to about 27,000 jobs among supplier companies.economic development coalition of southwest indiana director greg wathen says toyota has changed the region’s economic feel by creating opportunities for suppliers nearby in indiana and illinois.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.toyota annou






sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund


sequoia capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund.the legendary silicon valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global growth fund.recode’s kara swisher first reported the news of the fund. she’s hearing that sequoia is targeting $5 to $6 billion. we’re hearing that right now it’s looking more like $5 billion. the fundraising is expected to get underway in the first quarter of 2018.this compares to its last growth fund from 2015, which was $2 billion in size. some of its late-stage portfolio companies include airbnb, stripe and 23andme. sequoia also has a significant early-stage investment business.sequoia, tencent, tpg look to invest in uber alongside softbanklive-streaming app spotlite raises $10 million fro






toyota announces $1.33 billion investment in kentucky plant


louisville, ky. (ap) — toyota said monday it is investing $1.3 billion to retool its sprawling factory in georgetown, kentucky, where the company’s flagship camry sedans are built.no new factory jobs are being added, but toyota says the upgrades amount to the biggest single investment ever at one of its existing plants in the united states. the retooling also will sustain the existing 8,200 jobs at toyota’s largest plant, where nearly one-fourth of all toyota vehicles produced in north america are made, the automaker said.“this major overhaul will enable the plant to stay flexible and competitive, further cementing our presence in kentucky,” said wil james, president of the plant, which also assembles the avalon and the lexus es 350.the updates at the kentucky plant are part of toyota’s pl






toyota ends partnership with tesla


japanese car manufacturer toyota has ended its partnership with elon musk’s electric car maker tesla, and will work toward developing its own electric vehicles, according to a report saturday by asahi shimbun. in december, toyota sold all the shares it held in tesla as it attempted to “review destinations for investment,” the japanese newspaper reported. the…






giant sequoia move on schedule in idaho, tree doing well


boise, idaho — a massive idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks sunday to a new location.david cox of tree-moving company environmental design said saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight.st. luke's health system in boise is paying $300,000 to relocate the tree to make room for an expansion.cox says if everything goes as planned, the sequoia will be at its new home on city property around noon sunday.the tree is believed to be idaho's largest sequoia, a type of tree that isn't native to the state.the sequoia was sent to boise as a seedling by






toyota dominates consumer reports 2018 top picks for vehicles


the consumer reports verdict served as a reminder that toyota remains on top in the areas that matter most to consumers.        






sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund


sequoia capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund.the legendary silicon valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global growth fund.recode’s kara swisher first reported the news of the fund. she’s hearing that sequoia is targeting $5 to $6 billion. we’re hearing that right now it’s looking more like $5 billion. the fundraising is expected to get underway in the first quarter of 2018.this compares to its last growth fund from 2015, which was $2 billion in size. some of its late-stage portfolio companies include airbnb, stripe and 23andme. sequoia also has a significant early-stage investment business.we recently reported that sequoia is looking to buy uber shares in its ongoing tender offer. these are the discou






giant sequoia move on schedule in idaho, tree doing well


boise, idaho (ap) — a massive idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks sunday to a new location.david cox of tree-moving company environmental design said saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight.st. luke’s health system in boise is paying $300,000 to relocate the tree to make room for an expansion.cox says if everything goes as planned, the sequoia will be at its new home on city property around noon sunday.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the tree is believed to be idaho’s largest sequoia, a type of tree that isn’t nat






sequoia district's new schools chief takes over


mary e. streshly will take over saturday as superintendent of the sequoia union high school district.she succeeds james lianides, who is retiring.streshly, who has been assistant superintendent for educational services in the campbell union high school district, was selected from among 40 applicants following a nationwide search.she has worked as a teacher, coach and administrator, and has served in half moon bay, san francisco and southern california as well as at the sequoia’s district’s sequoia high school. she has a bachelor’s degree from the university of california-berkeley, a master’s from san diego state university, and a doctorate from san francisco state university.she will earn $240,500 annually, with a 2.5 percent annual pay increase with a satisfactory review.the district serv






sequoia raised $4 billion across four funds, including $2 billion for its growth


sequoia capital has raised $4 billion in funding for a variety of funds, according to sec filings released yesterday. that includes $2 billion for its second growth fund, the size of which had previously not been announced.in addition to its growth fund, a filing for sequoia’s china growth fund iv, which was launched early last year, showed that the firm had raised $900 million to invest in startups in that market. another filing for sequoia capital india iv, a fund that’s been around since 2014, revealed that the firm had raised about $700 million for that market.also among the filings was sequoia’s fourteenth u.s. fund, which saw its first filing drop back in 2012. a followup filing in 2013 unveiled that the amount raised totaled $475 million. the latest filing shows that it hasn’t grown






most anticipated vehicles of 2018 range from stinger to ranger to wrangler


2019 jaguar i-pacejaguar’s first all-electric crossover is expected to have a 220-mile range and is being marketed as a performance suv but details are scant. the test vehicles appear more hatchback than crossover, unlike the excellent f-pace crossover.2019 toyota suprawhile the rumor has been confirmed to be reality, chances are we’ll have to wait until 2019 to know more, let alone get behind the wheel. toyota is working with bmw on a rear-wheel drive platform believed to underpin the new supra. toyota has been testing a camouflaged sports coupe believed to be the supra on the nurburgring, germany’s famous performance proving grounds.bring it on, [email protected] @dufferrobert






sequoia raised $4 billion across four funds, including $2 billion for its growth


sequoia capital has raised $4 billion in funding for a variety of funds, according to sec filings released yesterday. that includes $2 billion for its second growth fund, the size of which had previously not been announced.in addition to its growth fund, a filing for sequoia’s china growth fund iv, which was launched early last year, showed that the firm had raised $900 million to invest in startups in that market. another filing for sequoia capital india iv, a fund that’s been around since 2014, revealed that the firm had raised about $700 million for that market.also among the filings was sequoia’s fourteenth u.s. fund, which saw its first filing drop back in 2012. a followup filing in 2013 unveiled that the amount raised totaled $475 million. the latest filing shows that it hasn’t grown






toyota announces new company devoted to self-driving cars


updated march 2, 2018 5:44 a.m. et tokyo— toyota motor corp. said it would spend nearly $3 billion to build software for autonomous cars, the latest sign that japan’s biggest car maker is pushing to get the cars into the hands of consumers.toyota, denso corp. and aisin seiki co. will create a new tokyo-based company, called toyota research institute-advanced development, and they said they would invest ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in it. the company will start with around 300 employees and aim to grow to around 1,000.toyota is nearing a self-imposed deadline of 2020 for selling cars that can pilot themselves on freeways, with city-street capability a few years later. the new company will try to bridge the gap between researchers at the toyota research institute in california and the enginee






venture firm sequoia makes leadership changes


sequoia capital, one of the most storied silicon valley venture-capital firms, is making a rare leadership change in its 45-year history.veteran partner jim goetz is stepping aside as leader of sequoia’s core u.s. venture-capital business and as one of three stewards of the global partnership.he will be p ing the baton to roelof...






sequoia capital just closed a giant new seed fund — and here’s how it works


sequoia capital, the top-tier venture firm, has just closed on a $180 million new fund called sequoia scout iii that’s focused exclusively on seed-stage opportunities.it’s a development startup founders will be watching closely, no doubt, which is why we caught up yesterday with bryan schreier, a sequoia partner who sits on the boards of dropbox, thumbtack and qualtrics among others, to ask how the vehicle works exactly.sequoia doesn’t talk often about its processes. perhaps owing to greater transparency throughout the industry, as well as growing competition, including from angellist — which is increasingly providing founders with seed money to invest in other founders — the firm offered to shine some light on its offerings and approach.more from our conversation with schreier follows, ed






venture firm sequoia makes leadership changes


sequoia capital, one of the most storied silicon valley venture-capital firms, is making a rare leadership change in its 45-year history.veteran partner jim goetz is stepping aside as leader of sequoia’s core u.s. venture-capital business and as one of three stewards of the global partnership.he will be p ing the baton to roelof botha,...






sequoia capital just closed a giant new seed fund — and here’s how it works


sequoia capital, the top-tier venture firm, has just closed on a $180 million new fund called sequoia scout iii that’s focused exclusively on seed-stage opportunities.it’s a development startup founders will be watching closely, no doubt, so we caught up yesterday with bryan schreier, a sequoia partner who sits on the boards of dropbox, thumbtack and qualtrics, among others, to ask how the vehicle works.sequoia doesn’t talk often about its processes. perhaps owing to greater transparency throughout the industry, as well as growing competition, including from angellist — which is increasingly providing founders with seed money to invest in other founders — the firm offered to shine some light on its offerings and approach.more from our conversation with schreier follows, edited lightly for






giant sequoia move on schedule in idaho, tree doing well


boise, idaho — a massive idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks sunday to a new location.david cox of tree-moving company environmental design said saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight.sequoias aren't native to idaho, and the tree is believed to be the state's largest sequoia. st. luke's health system in boise is paying $300,000 to move it to make room for an expansion.cox says if everything goes as planned, the sequoia will be at its new home on city property around noon sunday.the tree was sent to boise as a seedling by naturalist john m






giant sequoia move on schedule in idaho, tree doing well


boise, idaho (ap) — a massive idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks sunday to a new location.david cox of tree-moving company environmental design said saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight.sequoias aren’t native to idaho, and the tree is believed to be the state’s largest sequoia. st. luke’s health system in boise is paying $300,000 to move it to make room for an expansion.cox says if everything goes as planned, the sequoia will be at its new home on city property around noon sunday.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






search on for hiker missing in sequoia national park


sequoia national park, calif. (ap) — authorities are searching for a hiker who went missing in california’s sequoia national park.the park service says 49-year-old edward newbegin became separated from a group of hikers last wednesday in the lower big arroyo area of the park, which is located in the sierra nevadas.a ground and air search is underway for newbegin, who’s described as an experienced hiker.






toyota's hybrid boat to begin testing in tokyo in 2018


why it matters to you toyota is the world leader in hybrid electric vehicles, and it is now bringing its resources to the water with hybrid boats.toyota has developed the first leisure craft in japan powered by a parallel hybrid system. the hybrid boats will be studied in tokyo’s waterways from july 2018 to march 2021. it should come as no surprise that the carmaker is experimenting with new hybrid vehicles, as its prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid electric car.toyota is lending its hybrid boat, the ponam-28v, to the tokyo metropolitan government at no charge. according to the press release from toyota, the government will use the boat to assist in routine maintenance of piers and other port facilities at the port of tokyo. in addition, the ponam-28v will be used for special visits






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward), but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna and stripe, for example.sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would also keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted attention to se






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward), but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna and stripe, for example.sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would also keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted attention to se






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is a legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: linkedin, paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward) but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna, and stripe, for example.sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would just keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted att






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward), but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna and stripe, for example.sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would also keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted attention to se






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward), but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna and stripe, for example. sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy, too, that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would also keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted attentio






moritz sabotages sequoia, again | techcrunch


michael moritz is legendary for many of the investments he has led throughout his long career with the venture firm sequoia capital. among his biggest hits: paypal, zappos and google.moritz stepped away from managing the firm some time ago (now partner roelof botha is its primary steward), but continues to invest in startups and sit on boards. he’s a director at instacart, klarna and stripe, for example.sequoia’s limited partners must be exceedingly happy that moritz continues to play an active role in the firm, which is considered among the most successful in silicon valley. his mere presence on a board is a signaling event.still, we’re beginning to wonder if sequoia’s investment team might wish moritz would also keep his mouth shut.two years ago, moritz attracted unwanted attention to se






toyota’s talking car wants to be your clingy bff


tokyo—if you love your car, toyota motor corp. thinks your car should love you back.that’s the reasoning behind the company’s artificial-intelligence project, dubbed yui: an onboard virtual assistant that gauges your mood, indulges in personal chitchat and offers to drive if it senses you are sleepy or distracted.in one toyota video, shown...






toyota’s talking car wants to be your clingy bff


tokyo—if you love your car, toyota motor corp. thinks your car should love you back.that’s the reasoning behind the company’s artificial-intelligence project, dubbed yui: an onboard virtual assistant that gauges your mood, indulges in personal chitchat and offers to drive if it senses you’re sleepy or distracted.in one toyota video, shown...






toyota-tesla tie-up terminated - wsj


tokyo—toyota motor corp. sold its stake in tesla motors inc. some time last year, the company said, formally ending a partnership between the car makers.a spokesman for the japanese car maker on saturday declined to say when the transaction occurred or how much toyota made from the sale. but tesla shares have been on a tear, rising more than...






uber rival grab nets strategic investment from toyota


uber’s asia-based rival grab has confirmed that it has taken an undisclosed investment from toyota.the japanese automotive giant has been named as one of the participants in grab’s series g round which is targeted at $2.5 billion. the singapore-headquartered company confirmed that softbank and china’s didi contributed $2 billion, but it is collecting an additional $500 million from other participants.there is a collaborative component to this deal with toyota, which is making the first investment from its next technology fund. the two will work closely to optimize the performance of toyota vehicles within grab’s driver platform.grab will share data on driving patterns from 100 toyota cars in grab’s fleet with toyota, who will then analyse the data captured and offer recommendations on how






s basketball: menlo-atherton cruises past sequoia


atherton — it wasn’t a perfect game for the menlo-atherton s basketball team friday night, especially in the first half, but the bears didn’t have to be perfect to steamroll another league opponent.carly mclanahan hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points and megan sparrow added 18 points as menlo-atherton cruised to a 63-32 victory over sequoia.the bears are 20-1 overall and 9-0 in the peninsula athletic league’s south division.m-a, which beat sequoia by 34 points a week earlier, led by seven points after one quarter and by 11 at halftime friday.things changed in the second half as the bears turned the game into another runaway, outscoring sequoia 24-6 in the third quarter. sequoia fell to 7-14, 1-8.“in the first half, our team allowed their team to drive on us a lot,” m-a coach markisha c






toyota announces new company devoted to self-driving cars


tokyo—toyota motor corp. said it would spend nearly $3 billion to build software for autonomous cars, the latest sign that japan’s biggest car maker is pushing to get the cars into the hands of consumers.toyota, denso corp. and aisin seiki co. will create a new tokyo-based company, called toyota research institute-advanced development, and they said they would invest ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in it. the company will start with around 300 employees and aim to grow to around 1,000....






sunday's pro auto racing results


monster energy cupbank of america 500results sunday • concord, n.c.lap length: 1.50 miles(start position in parentheses) 1. (17) martin truex jr., toyota, 337 laps, 47 pts. 2. (7) chase elliott, chevy, 337, 53 3. (3) kevin harvick, ford, 337, 54 4. (1) denny hamlin, toyota, 337, 43 5. (18) jamie mcmurray, chevy, 337, 41 6. (14) daniel suarez, toyota, 337, 33 7. (25) jimmie johnson, chevy, 337, 34 8. (15) ryan blaney, ford, 337, 31 9. (9) kasey kahne, chevy, 337, 2810. (10) kyle larson, chevy, 337, 3811. (2) matt kenseth, toyota, 337, 3812. (23) dale earnhardt jr, chevy, 337, 2513. (22) ricky stenhouse jr, ford, 337, 2414. (26) trevor bayne, ford, 337, 2315. (6) brad keselowski, ford, 337, 2216. (13) austin dillon, chevy, 337, 2117. (38) erik jones, toyota, 337, 2018. (21) chris buescher, c






sequoia, tencent, tpg look to invest in uber alongside softbank


it’s not just softbank and dragoneer that are looking to buy uber shares from the employees and other shareholders when the tender offer launches, likely later today.sources tell us that sequoia capital is looking to increase its stake in uber this way. the other investors on the list include tencent and tpg.softbank has made an offer to purchase the shares at $32.96. this is a steep discount to the $48.77 from the latest series g round.the group of investors are looking to buy about $8 billion in shares. if they do not find enough sellers to meet the $8 billion, it’s possible that they will increase the offer price.there’s also a $1 billion direct investment in uber, which would value the company at its last private valuation of nearly $70 billion.sequoia has previously invested in uber t






toyota profit rises on sales growth, cheap yen, cost cuts


tokyo — toyota motor corp. reported tuesday that it saw a 16 percent gain in fiscal second quarter profit as sales grew and a cheaper yen offset higher marketing costs.toyota, japan's top automaker, said its july-september profit totaled 458.2 billion yen ($4 billion), up from 393.7 billion yen the same period last year. quarterly sales grew 10 percent to 7.14 trillion yen ($62.7 billion).toyota, which makes the camry sedan, lexus luxury models and prius hybrid, raised its annual profit forecast through march 2018, to 1.95 trillion yen ($17 billion) from the earlier 1.75 trillion yen ($15 billion).that would be up 6 percent from 1.83 trillion yen it racked up the previous fiscal year.toyota is crediting cost cuts and a cheaper yen, which helps lift earnings for japanese exporters.toyota sa






sunday's pro auto racing results


monster energy cupstp 500at martinsville speedwaymartinsville, valap length: 0.526 miles(start position in parentheses) 1. (4) brad keselowski, ford, 500 laps, 0 rating, 55 points. 2. (10) kyle busch, toyota, 500, 0, 52. 3. (2) chase elliott, chevy, 500, 0, 50. 4. (5) joey logano, ford, 500, 0, 33. 5. (20) austin dillon, chevy, 500, 0, 34. 6. (30) aj allmendinger, chevy, 500, 0, 31. 7. (8) clint bowyer, ford, 500, 0, 31. 8. (11) ryan newman, chevy, 500, 0, 29. 9. (25) matt kenseth, toyota, 500, 0, 32.10. (24) ricky stenhouse jr, ford, 500, 0, 27.11. (33) chris buescher, chevy, 500, 0, 26.12. (15) erik jones, toyota, 500, 0, 28.13. (16) trevor bayne, ford, 500, 0, 26.14. (13) kasey kahne, chevy, 500, 0, 24.15. (17) jimmie johnson, chevy, 500, 0, 32.16. (3) martin truex jr, toyota, 500, 0, 3






toyota will offer alexa in its cars starting later this year


toyota announced at ces this year that the carmaker will be offering support for amazon alexa within its vehicles – no additional hardware required. there’s a lot of third-party devices out there that are putting alexa on your dashboard as an aftermarket add-on, but toyota is one of the first automakers to fully embrace loading their vehicles up with amazon’s voice-powered smart assistant.toyota said on tuesday that it will be deploying alexa beginning with its entune 3.0 app suite and lexus enform app suite 2.0 vehicle system software updates for select 2018 model year vehicles later in 2018, giving u.s. customers access to alexa while on the go. other models will also get alexa support beginning in 2019.the alexa skill set supported by the in-car systems will be fairly feature-complete,






automotive grade linux gets support from toyota and amazon as it eyes autonomous


open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. with automotive grade linux (agl), the linux foundation hosts a project that aims to bring open source to the car industry. as the agl group announced at ces in las vegas today, toyota and amazon have now signed up to support the project, as well.toyota, which is using agl in the 2018 camry, is joining as a platinum member, while amazon opted for the silver level. indeed, you may have seen another toyota and amazon mashup today, which is probably no coincidence.with this, toyota joins other car manufacturers like ford, mazda, honda, subaru and suzuki, as well as suppliers like denso, panasonic, lg and chip indus






2018 toyota c-hr first drive


innovative styling is countered by a lack of connectivity, and stellar safety technology is countered by horrendous visibility.mainstream automakers are chained to the beast they helped create. crossovers, the new automotive currency, have saturated every corner of the market in an appeal to consumers of all demographics. americans can’t get enough, and manufacturers can’t build them fast enough.unfortunately, while some companies successfully adapt their personalities to the crossover segment, others seem to be jamming a square peg in a round hole, resulting in products that just don’t make sense. reaching a new audience requires risk, and only with clear direction will the gamble pay off.miles branman/digital trendstoyota usatoyota usamiles branman/digital trendssuch is the tumultuous ma






toyota says it sold 10.35 million vehicles this year


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toyota announces new company devoted to self-driving cars


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toyota announces new company devoted to self-driving cars


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toyota announces new company devoted to self-driving cars


tokyo— toyota motor corp. tm 0.15% said it would spend nearly $3 billion to build software for autonomous cars, the latest sign that japan’s biggest car maker is pushing to get the cars into the hands of consumers.toyota, denso corp. dnzoy 0.85% and aisin seiki co. 7259 -2.93% will create a new tokyo-based company, called toyota research institute-advanced development, and they said they would invest ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in it. the company will start with around 300 employees and aim to grow to around 1,000.toyota is nearing a self-imposed deadline of 2020 for selling cars that can pilot themselves on freeways, with city-street capability a few years later. the new company will try to bridge the gap between researchers at the toyota research institute in california and the engineers






sunday's auto racing results - startribune.com


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