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Toyota’s new R&D company hires technical team

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp’s research and development company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said it hired a team of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. The world’s top-selling automaker announced plans in November to set up TRI with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies such as self-driving cars.  Continue reading → Toyota’s new R&D company hires technical team

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US auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December

DETROIT: Automakers on Tuesday reported strong US sales in December, indicating that 2015 would smash records, and most forecasters said the new year will be even better. General Motors Co said sales will end at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis for the year, topping the previous record of 17.35 million vehicles  Continue reading → US auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December