Like so many North American team members before her, Jackie Birdsall jumped at the chance to do an assignment at TMC in Japan. That sounded pretty cool to us, so we asked her to write a semi-regular diary about her experiences.
When Toyota Finanical Services put out a call for new ideas, one group of team members responded by digging through a trash can. That unorthodox strategy helped them claim the top prize in the first-ever "Mike's Innovation Challenge: Shark Tank" contest.
Just since the start of the year, Toyota has made a series of announcements about sizable investments in innovative connected vehicle technology. What does it all mean? The details are still to be determined. But this much is certain: We have a very exciting future in mobility ahead of us.
The newly formed Toyota Research Institute introduced an all-star leadership team of scientists and engineers. Its mission? To develop advanced technology that could some day virtually eliminate automotive fatalities.
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