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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains
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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains

Oct 14 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Turbocharged engines may not be Toyota's big focus for fuel efficiency

Toyota is outlining its future plans for powertrains for its automobiles and talking about some of the technology it will be using. Toyota has plans to invests heavily in turbocharged engines,...

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Toyota Talks Future Plans for Powertrains

Oct 14 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Turbocharged engines may not be Toyota's big focus for fuel efficiency

Toyota is outlining its future plans for powertrains for its automobiles and talking about some of the technology it will be using. Toyota has plans to invests heavily in turbocharged engines, larger displacement Atkinson cycle engines, continuously variable, and fixed gear automatic transmissions. Toyota also plans to invest in hybrid and fuel-cell technologies.

Interestingly, senior managing officer in charge of drivetrain R&D for Toyota Koei Saga isn't convinced that Toyota will be emphasizing turbocharging across its product lines. He believes that increasing the displacement of engines and using the more efficient Atkinson cycle will deliver better power gains without sacrificing fuel economy.

No specific horsepower target was offered for the turbocharged engine Toyota is working on. Toyota is also going to be using water/steam injection to make turbocharged fuel combustion more efficient. Toyota also plans to expand the use of CVT transmissions but use them only when it makes sense.

 
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Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video game

Sep 16 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota has joined the 'Gran Turismo' parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT- ...
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Federal Robotics Commission could accelerate arrival of self-driving cars

Sep 16 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. They suspected a software glitch, but couldn't delve into the interactions between the software and physical linkages in the vehicles because they didn't understand them. NHTSA ultimately needed to call on exp ...
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California issues first official permits for self-driving cars in U.S.

Sep 16 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighbourhoods — with a human “safety driver” behind the wheel in case the onboard ...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, this time in the form of a plug-in S5 ...
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Toyota pauses on Mexico expansion to review growth strategy, report says

Sep 16 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota is reconsidering a move to open a new compact car assembly plant in Mexico after company President Akio Toyoda told planners searching for a site to pause and review its rationale, exec ...
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Preview of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of Americas

Sep 16 2014 5:07am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Preview of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of Americas Preview 2014 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas - Round 4 Tue 16.09.14, 12:12PM   CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS Lap distance:   3.41 miles / 5.515 km Race duration: 6 hours Location: Circuit of The Americas is a world-class motorsports and entertainment venue i ...
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What you missed on 9.15.14

Sep 15 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, GM, Lincoln, Toyota, Earnings/Financials, Luxury Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator We take the heavily refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator for a spin and find that there's plenty to like about the brand's truckish 'ute. Still, while it boasts a ton of room inside and stunning power from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, it's far from perfect. Read our full review for all the details. At least 19 deaths ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra Drops V-6 for All V-8 Lineup

Sep 15 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Low Take Rate Spelled End for 4.0L V-6With the success of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the Ford F-150 and Ram selling plenty of both the 3.6L Pentastar and 3.0L EcoDiesel engines in the 1500 truck, you’d think downsizing is the name of the game for fullsize truck brands. Not for Toyota. Buyers have overwhelmingly chosen V-8 engines for the Tundra, prompting the company to drop the 4.0L V-6 altogether for 2015. On ...
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Toyota Hilux

Sep 15 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

It appears Toyota is readying a new iteration of its famed Hilux midsize pickup truck. Our spy photographers grabbed these images along a mountain road in southern Europe as the Japanese automaker put this test mule through its paces.Absent from the pictures but present on-site was a Volkswagen Amarok, a direct competitor for the Hilux. While the two trucks aim at the same market, the VW is regarded as more spacious and comfortable than past Hilux trucks. Since Toyota broug ...
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