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The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.
Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
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Executive Reshuffle: Toyota Motor North America Taps Execs for New Roles as COO and Chief Strategy Officer
by | May 1, 2024
The changes are designed to "drive continued growth, advance its commitment to vehicle electrification, and prepare for the future of mobility."
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Toyota Announces Executive Changes To Drive Continued Growth
by | Feb 23, 2024

Plano-based Toyota Motor North America has announced executive changes that it said are designed to drive continued growth, advance its commitment to vehicle electrification, and prepare for the future of mobility....

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North Texas’ Happy Place: Plano Makes Outside Magazine’s 15 Happiest Cities List

by | Oct 11, 2023
With "lots of options for work and play," green space aplenty, and a welcoming vibe, Plano made Outdoor Magazine's cut of havens for happy living. The city also boasts the No. 1 park system in Texas per the Trust for Public Land and has a master plan to stay on top.
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Toyota’s Fuel Cell Electric Kit Wins Zero-Emission Powertrain Order from California
by | Apr 24, 2023

Plano-based Toyota North America announced it has been granted a Zero Emission Powertrain Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board, giving another tool to help heavy-duty Class 8 commercial truck original equipment manufacturers and operators comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations in that state....

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Toyota ‘Empact’ Vision Addresses Sustainability, EV Charging Equity in Underserved Communities
by | Apr 19, 2023
The Empact program seeks to address charging access, affordability, and carbon emission reduction. Plano-based Toyota North America said that Empact is based on the combination of 'environmental impact' and 'empowering action,' representing the efforts Toyota is making to design a more equitable and inclusive deployment strategy.
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Toyota Motor North America Appoints Chief Diversity Officer
by | Apr 4, 2023
Tellis Bethel will lead Toyota's longstanding efforts to advance diversity and inclusion through an integrated, holistic strategy that addresses the workplace, the marketplace, and society and reflects its core value of respect for people, the company said.
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Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action

by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
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Toyota, Oncor Collaboration Will Put a Charge in Vehicle-to-Grid Research
by | Dec 15, 2022
The companies will collaborate on a pilot project on vehicle-to-grid technology, which allows vehicles to flow energy from their battery packs to the electric grid. "We envision a future where Toyota BEVs provide a best-in-class mobility experience, but also can be utilized by our customer to power their homes, their communities, or even power back the electric grid in times of need," said Toyota's Christopher Yang.
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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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The Last Word: Toyota’s Stacey Gee‑Miller on the Women of Innovation Summit
by | Jul 22, 2022
Of three summits to be held during Dallas Startup Week, the Women of Innovation Summit is right in Miller's wheelhouse. The summit is powered by her company, Toyota Financial Services, and will celebrate women who transform their ideas and ambitions into a reality. The goal? To set women leaders up for success, says Miller.
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Toyota industry veterans Bob Carter, Mike Owens, Tracy Doi, and Zack Hicks will retire this summer.

Toyota Makes Multiple Leadership, Structural Changes to Further Its Mobility Transformation as Four Execs Retire

by | Jun 9, 2022
Four industry stalwarts will retire this summer at Plano-based Toyota North America, leaving a legacy of firsts and innovations. In the wake, the company announced structural changes, new roles, and leadership moves to backfill the positions.

Here’s a rundown of the retiring executives—and who will take up their mantles.
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CECAP: Dallas Gears Up for Net-Zero Energy Construction
by | Oct 14, 2020
This summer, the Dallas City Council approved an environmental action plan that makes it a requirement for new commercial facilities starting in 2030.
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Toyota Motor North America Makes Executive Changes to Its Supply Chain Management Team
by | Oct 13, 2020
Randy Pflughaupt is retiring from his 38-year career at Toyota. Keith Robertson will take over his role as group vice president of Supply Chain Management operations.
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Japanese Mobility Supplier DENSO Opens $1.3M R&D Center in Plano
by | Sep 18, 2019
DENSO's Texas Innovation and Connected Service Center—strategically located near longtime partner Toyota North America—will become part of the company’s larger global R&D network and help advance its work in mobility and autonomous vehicles.
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