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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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Headquarter of Headquarters: How Fehmi Karahan Turned Ross Perot Sr.’s Vision into a Reality

by | Apr 18, 2019
Legacy West in Plano has become home to the U.S. headquarters of Toyota Motor North America, and regional campuses for Liberty Mutual, JPMorgan Chase, FedEx Office, and others.
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Toyota, Carma Team Up to Tackle Traffic Congestion with Shared Commute and Carsharing Pilot
by | Nov 14, 2018
The results are in. Toyota put some 2,000 of its employees on the road for a yearlong pilot program. "The world’s first shared-commute and private-carsharing service" pilot included a fleet of 34 hybrid Toyota cars and recorded more than 200,000 shared miles using Carma's verification tech.
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Toyota Forms New ‘Connected Technologies’ Group in Plano
by | Aug 29, 2017
The company said that combining its various strategy, planning, development, engineering, and operations for connected service and hardware systems will help it personalize and improve in-car tech experiences.
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Toyota’s Plano HQ to Have Texas’
Largest Solar Power System
by | Apr 17, 2017
The system will offset 33 percent of the headquarters' energy reliance on the traditional grid.
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