Category Archives: Automotive industry

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Shigeki Tomoyama, executive vice president, TMC, and president, Toyota Connected Company, shake hands

Toyota and Uber collaborate to develop autonomous vehicle technology

As two of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies in the automotive realm, it seems filling that Toyota and Uber would join forces to develop automated vehicle technologies. Plans are aimed specifically toward autonomous ride-sharing technology to be incorporated in Toyota models rather than full-scale autonomous cars. Read on to learn a bit more about the Toyota-Uber collaboration. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front Quarter View of the 2019 Toyota Corolla

What’s the difference between sedans and hatchbacks?

With so many different vehicle types to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the option that is right for you. If you’re searching for a 4-door passenger car but don’t need a ton of space or power, chances are you’re exploring the sedan and hatchback markets. But are these two vehicle classifications really that different from one another? Come along with us as we explore the main differences between sedans and hatchbacks. Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota v2v Tech

What is Toyota V2V Technology?

It’s no secret that automotive technology is quickly advancing. From innovative driver-assistive features to self-driving cars, there are plenty of vehicle enhancements to be excited about. Toyota is among the cutting-edge automotive brands that are leading the pack in terms of innovation. Let’s take a closer look at Toyota’s latest announcement to add vehicle-to-vehicle (or V2V) technology to all its models. Read the rest of this entry >>

AC in Toyota

Should you turn your A/C off before turning off your car?

A lot of interesting questions come up when you own a vehicle. Perhaps you heard something from an old mechanic or a trusted mentor gave you some automotive advice. But is any of it true? One thing you may have heard is that you need to make sure to turn off your car’s air conditioning before switching off the engine. Below, we’ll dig a little deeper into that piece of advice and the reasoning behind it. Read the rest of this entry >>

Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge Winners

TeenDrive365 video winner – “It’s Not Fine” to text and drive

Although many drivers know better than to be on their phone while driving, it’s worth putting reminders out there every now and then. This year’s TeenDrive365 video winner was recently announced, and it is certainly worth the watch. In addition to putting yourself, your passengers, and anyone else on the road in danger, texting while driving is setting a terrible example for future drivers. Next time, think twice about picking up your phone. Think about who’s watching. Read the rest of this entry >>

Phantom Traffic Jam

What causes phantom traffic jams?

Have you ever been driving along the highway, and all of the sudden traffic slows for seemingly no reason? You think, maybe someone got in a fender bender or perhaps there’s an obstruction on the road. But pretty soon, traffic clears with no explanation. If you are wondering what could possibly be causing these phantom traffic jams, the answer may surprise you. Fortunately, there is a very simple fix. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Wins 2017 World Green Car Award

2017 Prius Prime Wins World Green Car Award

Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show on April 12th, making this the second consecutive year Toyota earned the World Green Car title. From its 640 miles EPA-estimated total driving range to advance safety and convenience technologies, the new Prius Prime is a force to be reckoned with in the alternative fuel category. Keep reading to see how the Prius Prime beat out the competition!

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Couple buying a used car

What to Look for When Buying Used Toyota

Buying a used vehicle can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. On one hand, you are hopeful for the chance of finding the perfect car to fit your needs with a much smaller price tag than its newer counterparts. On the other hand, the thought of putting your hard-earned money into a vehicle that’s already been used – and possibly abused – may have you feeling a little sick inside. Well, put your mind at ease readers! Because when you buy a used Toyota from Toyota Vacaville, you know you are getting hand picked quality that is Toyota Certified.

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