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Toyota TeenDrive365 Driving Simulator Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

Toyota TeenDrive365 Driving Simulator Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

The 2016 Tacoma isn’t the only thing Toyota brought to the Detroit Auto Show. While all eyes were on the truck’s reveal earlier this week, convention-goers were also treated to a new Toyota TeenDrive365 driving simulator that uses Oculus Rift to help educate both teens and their parents about the dangers of distracted driving—which includes, […]

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New Toyota TeenDrive365 Resources Help Parents Become Better Drivers

New Toyota TeenDrive365 Resources Help Parents Become Better Drivers

Given its name, you’d be forgiven for being a tad confused by the title of this article. Toyota TeenDrive365 resources were initially developed to help teach newly qualified drivers safer habits on the road, both for their sakes and for the sakes of drivers around them. Now, the program is expanding to add new resources […]

 Dawn Carberry

Working Together: Toyota TeenDrive365 Promotes Safe Driving

Working Together: Toyota TeenDrive365 Promotes Safe Driving

The first year of a teen’s driving career is a crucial time when it comes to learning to be a safe driver or a reckless one. During this year, it’s important for parents to be as actively involved as possible in setting a good example, and supporting their teens’ good driving skills. It’s during this […]

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Toyota TeenDrive365 Helps Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Toyota TeenDrive365 Helps Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Everyone remembers that one magical day during their teenage years where they were finally able to drive a car without parental supervision—the rush of freedom, the excitement of new adventures, the pride you feel for your crappy ’95 Volvo. Getting your driver’s license is a major milestone for not only every teenager, but also for […]

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Toyota Announces TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Finalists

Toyota Announces TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Finalists

When you first pass your driving test, chances are you’re committed to being safe behind the wheel and becoming a good driver. But bad habits are easy to acquire, especially when you see your peers performing actions like texting behind the wheel. According to DoSomething.org, 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than any other age of […]

 Cat Hiles

Toyota Invests in Safety City Program for Kids

Toyota Invests in Safety City Program for Kids

Toyota knows that safety behind the wheel is one of the most important challenges facing the auto industry today. With the number of distractions on the rise thanks to the popularity of smartphones and other devices, programs like Toyota’s TeenDrive365 have been helping kids learn safe driving habits right from the get go for around a […]

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Toyota to Talk Connected Technology Development at NAIAS

Toyota to Talk Connected Technology Development at NAIAS

2015 was a remarkable year for Toyota, with the automaker retaining its title as best-selling retail brand, as well as producing more vehicles in North America than in any other year. Toyota also released its first ever production hydrogen-powered vehicle—the Mirai—and released the redesigned Tacoma and Avalon in 2015. So it’s no surprise to hear […]

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Toyota Sponsors National Urban League Annual Conference

Toyota Sponsors National Urban League Annual Conference

Toyota is no stranger to giving back. Over the years, the Japanese automaker has lent its support to numerous charitable organizations in order to help make the world a better place. One example is Toyota’s long-standing relationship with the National Urban League—the largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization in the US. In fact, […]

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Chicago High School Student Wins TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Chicago High School Student Wins TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Chicago high schooler Elijah Wilborn won the Toyota and Discovery Education TeenDrive365 Video Challenge this week with an enthralling safe driving PSA. Wilborn’s video addresses a number of everyday distractions that teenage drivers face behind the wheel, doing so with a deft combination of wit and clarity. “We loved how Elijah’s PSA addressed driving safety […]

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TeenDrive365 Shorts Cover Family, Responsibility

TeenDrive365 Shorts Cover Family, Responsibility

Toyota is teaming with three award-winning Getty photojournalists to document the lives of three American families and the roller coaster surrounding a teenager getting their driver’s license for the very first time. The series of shorts coincides with the goals of Toyota’s TeenDrive365, the automaker’s safety initiative that strives to educate both teen drivers and […]

 Dawn Carberry

Toyota’s 2015 CAS Display to Feature 2016 Tacoma, Specialty Vehicles

Toyota’s 2015 CAS Display to Feature 2016 Tacoma, Specialty Vehicles

Get ready to feast your eyes on some incredible vehicles starting next week. The beginning of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show (CAS) is just around the corner, and Toyota has given us a hint of what we can expect from its display in the Windy City this year. First and foremost (and completely expected), the […]

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Rally-Ready Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Will Make You Weep With Joy

Rally-Ready Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Will Make You Weep With Joy

If you’re reading this from the US, you might think you don’t know what the Toyota GT86 is, but trust us, you do. Over here, it’s sold in two versions, the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ, but in other markets this nifty sports car is badged as a Toyota. Not satisfied with the vehicle […]

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Toyota Named Most Valuable Auto Brand in Interbrand Report

Toyota Named Most Valuable Auto Brand in Interbrand Report

Toyota is one valuable company. In fact, in Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands Report, Toyota ranked number eight overall, up from number 10 in 2013. This eighth place ranking makes Toyota the most valuable auto brand on the list for the 10th year running. According to the report, Toyota’s brand value increased by 20 percent […]

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Car News In the Rearview: Ferrari Wins, But Ain’t Nobody Happy

Car News In the Rearview: Ferrari Wins, But Ain’t Nobody Happy

Welcome to In the Rearview, where I, somewhat grumpily this week, give you the rundown of the to car news of the previous week. First of all, it turns out electric cars are cleaner compared to most gas cars, even in areas where they burn coal for power. Proof is now here with charts. Then, […]

 Daniel Susco

Car News In the Rearview: Fiat-Chrysler Is Up Emissions Creek Without a Paddle

Car News In the Rearview: Fiat-Chrysler Is Up Emissions Creek Without a Paddle

Hello and welcome once more to In the Rearview, where I bring you a recap of the past week’s top automotive news, seasoned liberally with my own uppity quips. Wow, Nice: Ever wonder just how many awards Mazda has won? First up this week, Australia’s ANCAP acted out Nissan’s dream and crashed some Toyota Corollas […]

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You Wouldn’t Text While Driving a Beluga Whale, Would You?

You Wouldn’t Text While Driving a Beluga Whale, Would You?

Toyota announces winner of its TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

For the fifth year, Toyota has launched its own Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which encourages teens to consider the importance of driving safety by putting together public service announcements (PSAs). As you might guess, the content of the winning videos all focused on distracted driving—as texting while driving is very prevalent among younger generations. This […]

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Five Last-Minute Car Gifts for Young Drivers

Five Last-Minute Car Gifts for Young Drivers

In case you haven’t heard, we are mere days away from Christmas. Have you found presents for everyone on your list? If you’re still shopping for a difficult teen on your list, we have a few gift ideas to help them drive right on the roads this winter. A Really Good Ice Scraper Sure, many […]

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National Corvette Museum Adds Corvette-Themed Racing Simulator

National Corvette Museum Adds Corvette-Themed Racing Simulator

Chevrolet recently announced that it would be bringing its Virtual Dynamics Lab 4-D experience to the North American International Auto Show this weekend. Chevy certainly isn’t the only one introducing simulated experiences for enthusiasts to enjoy. For its latest exhibit, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky recently installed a Corvette racing simulator. Corvette Accomplishments: C7 Corvette […]