In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →

At this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda gave the driving world a first look at what some media sources are calling a “smartphone on wheels.” The black, wedge-shaped concept car, dubbed the Toyota Fun-Vii, will further cement the connection between car and cellphone, according to Automotive News. Will concept cars Read on! →

Two of the world’s largest automakers, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG, will be collaborating on the development of innovative, environmentally friendly technologies. The announcement was made at a Tokyo press conference on Dec. 1. Tougher emission standards The deal to share costs and technology comes in an effort to meet tougher emissions standards mandated Read on! →