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United States | NOT REAL NEWS: Dollar General not giving away $150 coupons

United States – Dollar General is not giving away $150 coupons online to celebrate 135 years of service despite an offer circulating on social media. When users click on the fake coupon, a page opens offering congratulations and telling users they have been selected to take a short survey for which they will receive a … Continue reading United States | NOT REAL NEWS: Dollar General not giving away $150 coupons

Toyota confirms new Auris will be built in the UK

United Kingdom (STL.News) International confidence in the UK’s automotive sector was bolstered today (Wednesday 28 February) as Toyota announced it will build its new generation Auris model at its Burnaston factory in Derbyshire. In a further vote of confidence for UK engineering expertise, the majority of engines for the new model will be sourced from … Continue reading Toyota confirms new Auris will be built in the UK

The Latest: Toyota’s self-driving buses to serve as stores

LAS VEGAS /January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Toyota says it’s developing self-driving mini-buses that can serve as bite-sized stores. These vehicles will drive themselves to places where potential buyers can try on clothes or shoes or pick through flea market … Continue reading The Latest: Toyota’s self-driving buses to serve as stores

Toyota says it sold 10.35 million vehicles this year

TOKYO /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 10.35 million vehicles around the world this year, up 2 percent from the previous year, and predicts higher sales next year. The number, announced Wednesday, is likely to put the Japanese automaker close to last year’s No. 1, Volkswagen AG of Germany. Volkswagen sold … Continue reading Toyota says it sold 10.35 million vehicles this year

Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

TOKYO /December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker’s commitment to that growing technology sector. Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electric vehicles, although it leads in hybrid models, which switch between an electric motor … Continue reading Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boat

TOYOTA, Japan (AP)(STL.News) — Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a “flying car.” A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who’ll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo games. For now, however, the … Continue reading Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boat

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on a person’s leg from the knee down. The patients can practice walking wearing the robotic device on a special treadmill that can … Continue reading Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk