Category Archives: Toyota Behind the Scenes

Meaning of the Toyota Emblem

What is the Story of the Toyota Emblem?

Meaning of the Toyota Emblem

Toyota is one of the most recognizable brands in the world thanks to its 3-circle logo. But have you ever wondered what is the meaning of the Toyota emblem? We can promise you that it is an interesting story no matter if you are a Toyota fan, a driver who is considering a Toyota as your next vehicle, or someone who has a special interest in logos and branding. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota production process shown with Gifony

Users create tracks with Gifony using GIFs of the Toyota production process

Toyota has created an unconventional link between car manufacturing and music with Gifony. Gifony gives viewers insight into the Toyota production process as well as the sounds and images that go with it. With Gifony, viewers can watch a 2015 Toyota Corolla be assembled while creating their own unique tracks. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Mirai ad shows the availability of hydrogen as fuel

Toyota Mirai ad shows the availability of hydrogen as fuel

Toyota converts water to hydrogen to show off hydrogen fuel-cell technology

Known for always looking for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, Toyota has been working on developing a new, alternative fuel resource for their vehicles. Instead of powering their new 2016 Toyota Mirai on finite fossil fuels as most vehicles are today, Toyota has developed a way to make it run on hydrogen fuel cells. To promote the use of hydrogen as a fuel source, Toyota is showing off the Mirai and the availability of hydrogen as a fuel source in the Toyota Mirai adFueled by Oil Creek’, seen below. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota announces partnership with Mazda

Toyota Mazda partnership offers new developments in the automotive industry

Two automotive giants are joining forces to further advance the automotive industry. Earlier this month, the Toyota Mazda partnership became official. The partnership will lead to collaboration between the two companies in a series of automotive areas. With this long-term partnership, Toyota and Mazda hope to help each other develop even better vehicles. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Steve the walking dummy is changing pedestrian crash testing

Steve may seem like just any other crash test dummy, but he’s actually taking steps to change the way pedestrian crash testing is done – literally. Steve’s job is to stand in for a pedestrian crossing the street in crash tests for pedestrian pre-collision systems. While we don’t envy him for that job, we’ve gotta say, he’s able to create some pretty impressive testing situations. Steve is able to mimic different walking speeds allowing a variety of different situations to be tested. Steve isn’t the only crash test dummy of his kind, the walking mannequins are made in both adult and child sizes so everyone can be accounted for in the tests. To check out Steve and this technology in action, see the video below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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The Toyota Tundra is Put to The Test

We might not be known for our volcanoes, but the 2015 Toyota Tundra in West Virginia can tackle whatever we have

The Toyota YouTube channel has some really cool stuff on it every once in a while. Like this week, for example, they released a new video called “Volcano-Hopping in Chile.” The video features two professional off-road racers named Ryan Millen and Andy Bell. The guys had just finished winning an off-road race in Baja, Mexico, and decided their next off-road experience would be behind the wheel of a 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. The TRD line of Tundra and Tacoma vehicles are built and tuned specifically to handle some serious off-road driving. The Toyota Tundra is Put to The Test in the new video and you need to see it. Read the rest of this entry >>

Rock n Roll Marathon Toyota

Toyota is the Official Sponsor of the Rock n Roll Marathon

West Virginia Marathon and Half Marathon opportunities are limited, but the Washington DC Rock n Roll Marathon is one year away

It was announced today that Toyota is the Official Sponsor of the Rock n Roll Marathon Series through March 2016. In total, Toyota will be sponsoring and setting the pace at over 30 Marathons, Half Marathons, and 5K races, not just throughout the United States, but around the world. West Virginia runners, and any of our friends and neighbors looking for the closest Rock n’ Roll Marathon opportunity should check out the Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in Washington DC. Believe it or not, the 3 and a half hour car ride is the shortest distance to the nearest Rock n’ Roll marathon. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota New Band Busker

Toyota is Putting Together a Band

The Feel the Street contest is going on now to give street musicians a chance to be heard around the world.

Are there any musicians in your life? Do you have friends who occasionally take to the streets or the hallways to play their music? Know anyone who makes their living by collecting coins in a hat or old guitar case? If you said yes, you should probably let them know that Toyota is Putting Together a Band. The final band of six people will be selected online by a global audience over the next couple months, culminating in a nine-day tour across New Zealand with a live stage performance. Read the rest of this entry >>

West Virginia Toyota Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features Developed By Toyota

Toyota has begun rolling out some truly advanced safety features

We’ve been talking about safety here on our blog for quite some time. We aren’t just tooting our horns over here, either. There is actually a lot happening on the forefront of vehicle safety, and Toyota is behind some of the industry’s biggest advancements. Toyota has begun rolling out some truly advanced safety features for years, and in the coming model years even more safety technology is slated to be folded into the latest models. Many of our Toyota models already have a variety of Advanced Safety Features Developed By Toyota. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Camping In Your Prius

There are a lot of options when it comes to sleeping in your car. Here are a few.

We’ve all been there. You’re driving along in your Toyota Prius and you think, “If I just put a mattress in the back, I could practically live in here.” Okay, maybe not everyone thinks like that, and maybe not everyone drives a Prius, although some days it certainly seems that way. But earlier this month, one Australian man had the brilliant idea to turn his Toyota Prius into a caravan of sorts. It’s rustic, and didn’t cost that much, and best of all it is two stories. Camping In Your Prius is a lot easier than you might realize. Read the rest of this entry >>