Friday, June 28, 2013

Toyota Camette Concept

Toyota Camette Concept
At the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show Toyota is presenting a family-oriented concept vehicle called Camette, aimed at promoting cars to a future generation of customers.
The Toyota Camette is a pure concept with no plans for production. It features a customizable body, with easily removable body panels, available in a wide range of colors and designs.
Toyota Camette Sora Toyota Camette Sora Interior
The simple body structure and components have been used to give parents and children the chance to become more familiar with the workings of motor vehicles.

The interior features seating for three in a triangular ‘1+2’ configuration to create an intimate family driving space, maximizing parent-child communication.
Toyota Camette Daichi Toyota Camette Daichi
The pedals and seats are fully adjustable to allow children to operate controls (where legal), while an adult seated in the right rear seat can assist with steering and braking.

The Camette is on dusplay at the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show in two versions, the Camette ‘Sora’, and Camette ‘Daichi’.

Source: carbodydesign

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Toyota History

 Source: Toyota Motor Corporation 

The Toyota Motor Co. Ltd was first established in 1937 as a spin-off  from Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, one of the world's leading manufacturers of weaving machinery.

The Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was then headed by Japan's 'King of Inventors' Sakichi Toyoda. The patent rights to one of his machines had been sold to Platt Brothers (UK) and provided the seed-money for the development and test-building of Toyota's first automobiles.

August 1997 marked the 60th anniversary of TMC. The fledgling company founded by Kiichiro Toyoda, Sakichi's son, has since blossomed into the leader that it is today.

In 1950 the company experienced its one and only strike. Labor and management emerged from this stoppage firmly committed to the principles of mutual trust and dependence, and that corporate philosophy still guides our growth today.

Production systems were improved in the late 1950's, culminating in the establishment of the 'Toyota Production System.' It became known as TPS in 1970 but was established much earlier by Taiichi Ohno. Based on the principles of Jidoka, Just-in-time and Kaizen, the system is a major factor in the reduction of inventories and defects in the plants of Toyota and its suppliers, and it underpins all our operations across the World.

Toyota launched its first small car (SA Model) in 1947. Production of vehicles outside Japan began in 1959 at a small plant in Brazil, and continued with a growing network of overseas plants. Toyota believes in localizing its operations to provide customers with the products they need where they need them; this philosophy builds mutually beneficial long-term relationships with local suppliers and helps the company fulfill its commitments to local labor.

Over and above manufacturing, Toyota also has a global network of design and 'Research and Development' facilities, embracing the three major car markets of Japan, North America and Europe.

In every community in which the company operates, Toyota strives to be a responsible corporate citizen; close relationships with people and organizations in the local community are essential contributors to mutual prosperity. Across the world, Toyota participates enthusiastically in community activities ranging from the sponsorship of educational and cultural programmes to international exchange and research.

Today, Toyota is the world's third largest manufacturer of automobiles in unit sales and in net sales. It is by far the largest Japanese automotive manufacturer, producing more than 5.5 million vehicles per year, equivalent to one every six seconds. In the time it has taken you to read this paragraph, at least another three or four cars will have been produced!