Toyota Unveils New Prius Hybrid With 55 MPG Claim, Will It Sell Amid Low Gas Prices?The 2016 Prius is more sculpted and sportier looking than the current version as Toyota tries to move the car from appealing mainly to environmentalists to more of a mainstream vehicle.
Toyota Investing $50 Million In Artificial Intelligence Research At Stanford, MITToyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.
Deadly Takata Air Bag Recall Grows To 57.5 Million CarsHonda has added 4.5 million vehicles in countries outside the U.S. to the growing list of cars and trucks recalled for Takata air bags that could explode with too much force and spew shrapnel at drivers and passengers.
Toyota Adds 1.4 Million Cars, SUV, Trucks To Recall For Exploding Air BagsToyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUVs to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.
Petaluma Police Looking For Who’s Targeting Trucks, Stealing Catalytic ConvertersPetaluma police say in the last week, 17 trucks have had their catalytic converters stolen, most likely for the value of their recyclable metal.
Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 JobsTesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.
Bay Area Among First Markets For Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell VehicleDrivers in the Bay Area will be among the first in the U.S. to be able to purchase a vehicle that runs on hydrogen later this year.
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Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Recall 2.1 Million Vehicles For Defective Air BagsMore than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might HelpOnce upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.
Oakley Police Tell Toyota Owners To Beware Of Catalytic Converter ThievesPolice are warning residents about a string of thefts involving more than a dozen catalytic converters stolen from Toyota vehicles in Oakley over the past several weeks.
More Carmakers Agreeing To Do Airbag Fixes, But Replacement Parts Not Always AvailableThree automakers have now agreed to nationwide airbag recalls and more replacement parts are being made, but auto industry analysts say fixing all the defective vehicles could take years.