Toyota Joins Ford & GM in Adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

by | Oct 20, 2023
Plano-based Toyota Motor North America said it will incorporate the NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus BEVs starting in 2025, including the all-new, three-row, battery-electric Toyota SUV that will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
Toyota Connected North America Announces New President/CEO, More Leadership Moves
by | Aug 2, 2023
Plano-based TCNA said it has promoted Christopher Yang as its new president and CEO, replacing Steve Basra, who left the company on June 30. Yang had been TCNA's EVP and chief operating officer. Other leadership moves include a new COO, chief liaison officer, and more.
Plano-Based Lexus USA Partners with Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour and BeyGOOD Foundation, Supporting Minority-Owned Small Businesses
by | Jul 26, 2023
The local BeyHive's buzzing about the September 21 Beyoncé concert at AT&T Stadium. Lexus has signed on as a U.S. tour sponsoring partner—and is providing $20,000 in each tour city to help small, minority-owned businesses through the BeyGOOD Foundation.
Let’s Talk: Toyota, Google Cloud Expand Next-Gen In-Car Voice AI Systems
by | Oct 11, 2022
Plano-based Toyota North America is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to enhance AI-based speech services in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Audio control is now just a voice command away, processed by in-vehicle voice AI. And a future Speech On-Device offering could offer a range of natural speech functions without even using the cloud—eliminating "dead zones" and tunnel dropouts.
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Lexus Jet of the Future Hits Big Screen in Newest Men in Black Film

by | Jun 14, 2019
The fourth film in the Men in Black franchise introduces the world to the Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet, which takes high-tech to another universe. Lexus' U.S. headquarters is in Plano.
What Do You Want to Drive? DFW Dealers Create Auto Subscription Programs
by | Jul 31, 2018
The popularity of subscription technology is growing as dealers’ margins on used car sales tighten, and consumers see longer loan terms, rising interest rates, and bigger monthly payments for vehicles
Toyota, Lexus to Deploy U.S. Vehicles With Intelligent Systems
by | Apr 17, 2018
Toyota’s work on connected vehicles is an important part of the company’s presence in Plano. By 2021, it plans to add Dedicated Short-Range Communications systems on Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S.
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Frisco ISD Freshmen Win National Eco Contest
by | Jun 7, 2017
Five Lebanon Trail High School students won $30,000 in the Lexus Eco Challenge for their work turning unwanted trash into musical instruments.