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Toyota Helps Drivers Avoid Accidents with New Accident-Avoidance Technology

Drivers that know the feeling of nearly getting into an accident, know it's not a god one.  Your heart goes into your throat, you lose your inability to swallow and your life flashes right before your eyes. Many of us, unfortunately, also know the trauma that comes from actually having a crash. That's why Toyota designed an new Accident-Avoidance Technology system to help literally steer you away from accidents all together.

Engineered with…

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Toyota is Developing an Exclusive Social Networking Site for Toyota Owners

In cooperation with Microsoft and San Francisco-based Salesforce.com, Toyota is developing their very own, exclusive social networking site. Called "Toyota Friend", it's specially designed to allow  drivers to interact with their cars as they would one of the hundreds of social networking sites popping up left and right.

Still in the developmental phase, "Toyota Friend" was recently demonstrated in a Tokyo showroom, where onlookers watched an owner of a plug-in Prius received a…

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Toyota Puts Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

Electric vehicles (EVs) are attractive for many different reasons. They're clean.  They require zero gasoline. And they offer a fresh, futuristic look. That said, there's one thing about EVs, which many drivers find unattractive: The ever-present inconvenience of charging their power cells.

Happily, given a recent partnership between Toyota and WiTricity, future EV owners might never have to deal with the frustrations that come with the tangled rats nest of cords and having…

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Offers New Trail Teams Special-Edition Package

Every model year, the Toyota FJ Cruiser offers a new Trail Teams Special-Edition Package. For 2011, the overall look for the Trail Teams Special-Edition is aggressive.  With a distinctive Army Green exterior (accentuated by Black bumpers, front grille and door handles) and special Green upholstery. And, it's backed by a now-standard Off-Road Package and Trail Teams' capability.

There's also some upgrades under the hood. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special-Edition is…

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Toyota’s West Virginia Facility Plans to Expand Production

Toyota is planning to invest a lofty sum of $64 million in its facility in West Virginia. The goal is to expand production of six-speed automatic transmissions. This will bring Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia's annual transmission capacity to just under 400,000. The West Virginia plant currently builds six-speed transmissions for many of Toyota's V6-engine models. Many of which you can find here at Toyota of North Charlotte, including the Toyota Avalon…

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