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  • TOKYO -- Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger. The Concept i-Ride and Concept i-Walk flesh out a Concept-i series of vehicles introduced with the original four-seat Concept-i car at the CES show in January. The Concept i-Ride is a two-seat pod car perfect for crowded city streets and envisioned as a personal mobility option for the elderly or handicapped. Its gull-wing doors open wide to allow easy loading and unloading of wheelchairs, and it is driven by a joystick, instead of pedals. The Concept i-Walk is a three-wheel Segway-like scooter on which the driver stands. Toyota envisions the trike as a way to zip around pedestrian zones or tourist sights. Both concepts, announced Monday in a preview of Toyota's Tokyo Motor Show plans, are battery-powered and positioned as having ride-sharing potential. The Concept-i Ride would have a r..

    Toyota to show two new Concept-i future mobility vehicles in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger. The Concept i-Ride and Concept i-Walk flesh out a Concept-i series of vehicles introduced with the original four-seat Concept-i car at the CES show in January. The Concept i-Ride is a two-seat pod car perfect for crowded city streets and envisioned as a personal mobility option for the elderly or handicapped. Its gull-wing doors open wide to allow easy loading and unloading of wheelchairs, and it is driven by a joystick, instead of pedals. The Concept i-Walk is a three-wheel Segway-like scooter on which the driver stands. Toyota envisions the trike as a way to zip around pedestrian zones or tourist sights. Both concepts, announced Monday in a preview of Toyota's Tokyo Motor Show plans, are battery-powered and positioned as having ride-sharing potential. The Concept-i Ride would have a r..
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  • TOKYO -- Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger. The Concept i-Ride and Concept i-Walk flesh out a Concept-i series of vehicles introduced with the original four-seat Concept-i car at the CES show in January. The Concept i-Ride is a two-seat pod car perfect for crowded city streets and envisioned as a personal mobility option for the elderly or handicapped. Its gull-wing doors open wide to allow easy loading and unloading of wheelchairs, and it is driven by a joystick, instead of pedals. The Concept i-Walk is a three-wheel Segway-like scooter on which the driver stands. Toyota envisions the trike as a way to zip around pedestrian zones or tourist sights. Both concepts, announced Monday in a preview of Toyota's Tokyo Motor Show plans, are battery-powered and positioned as having ride-sharing potential. The Concept-i Ride would have a r..

    Toyota to show 2 new Concept-i future mobility vehicles in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger. The Concept i-Ride and Concept i-Walk flesh out a Concept-i series of vehicles introduced with the original four-seat Concept-i car at the CES show in January. The Concept i-Ride is a two-seat pod car perfect for crowded city streets and envisioned as a personal mobility option for the elderly or handicapped. Its gull-wing doors open wide to allow easy loading and unloading of wheelchairs, and it is driven by a joystick, instead of pedals. The Concept i-Walk is a three-wheel Segway-like scooter on which the driver stands. Toyota envisions the trike as a way to zip around pedestrian zones or tourist sights. Both concepts, announced Monday in a preview of Toyota's Tokyo Motor Show plans, are battery-powered and positioned as having ride-sharing potential. The Concept-i Ride would have a r..
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  • NXP Semiconductors on Monday introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets and can be used to control automotive functions from infotainment, to powertrain, to sensor fusion. And it can help automakers future-proof their vehicles, because the platform allows carmakers to perform over-the-air updates and can be upgraded as new capabilities such as cloud connectivity and self-driving roll out. "What we're talking about is the entire vehicle, not one application, but all these applications, across multiple levels of vehicles today and the vehicles of tomorrow," Matt Johnson, NXP's general manager of product lines and software for automotive microcontrollers and processors, said in a meeting with reporters. While competitors such as Nvidia and Intel are developing high-performance processors for specific functions, like Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving, the NXP platform can power nearly every aspect of a car. Johnson ..

    NXP Semiconductors hopes new tech platform will future-proof cars

    NXP Semiconductors on Monday introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets and can be used to control automotive functions from infotainment, to powertrain, to sensor fusion. And it can help automakers future-proof their vehicles, because the platform allows carmakers to perform over-the-air updates and can be upgraded as new capabilities such as cloud connectivity and self-driving roll out. "What we're talking about is the entire vehicle, not one application, but all these applications, across multiple levels of vehicles today and the vehicles of tomorrow," Matt Johnson, NXP's general manager of product lines and software for automotive microcontrollers and processors, said in a meeting with reporters. While competitors such as Nvidia and Intel are developing high-performance processors for specific functions, like Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving, the NXP platform can power nearly every aspect of a car. Johnson ..
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  • Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's future is being discussed today by the Scottish Football Association board.The eight-man board was due to convene for a regular meeting but Scotland's World Cup exit means the position of Scotland boss will be high on the agenda.Strachan's contract expires next month and pressure is growing in some quarters for the SFA to look elsewhere for a national team boss.However, Scotland are unbeaten in six games this year since both parties decided to continue with the 60-year-old in charge following an indifferent start to the World Cup campaign.An announcement on Strachan's future might not be imminent but the meeting is likely to shape the governing body's approach to talks with the manager, who may also decide enough is enough after almost five years in the role.Scotland missed out on second place in Group F on goal difference to Slovakia, who also failed to make the play-offs after finishing with the worst record of the nine..

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan’s future to be discussed by SFA board

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's future is being discussed today by the Scottish Football Association board.The eight-man board was due to convene for a regular meeting but Scotland's World Cup exit means the position of Scotland boss will be high on the agenda.Strachan's contract expires next month and pressure is growing in some quarters for the SFA to look elsewhere for a national team boss.However, Scotland are unbeaten in six games this year since both parties decided to continue with the 60-year-old in charge following an indifferent start to the World Cup campaign.An announcement on Strachan's future might not be imminent but the meeting is likely to shape the governing body's approach to talks with the manager, who may also decide enough is enough after almost five years in the role.Scotland missed out on second place in Group F on goal difference to Slovakia, who also failed to make the play-offs after finishing with the worst record of the nine..
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  • Gordon Strachan’s future as Scotland manager is to be discussed at a Scottish Football Association board meeting on Thursday.The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after the nation’s latest qualifying failure.Sunday’s draw with Slovenia killed off hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.With no competitive action until the new UEFA Nations League kicks off next September, SFA chief Stewart Regan said the board will not be rushed into making a decision on Strachan’s future.But despite insisting there will be no ‘knee-jerk reactions’, Regan and other Hampden chiefs are due to discuss the direction of the national team at a board meeting on Thursday.Gordon Strachan has been in charge of Scotland since January 2013 (Adam Davy/PA)Regan told the Scottish Sun: “Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended.“But we now need time to reflect on the campaign and discuss it as a board..

    SFA board to discuss Gordon Strachan’s Scotland future on Thursday

    Gordon Strachan’s future as Scotland manager is to be discussed at a Scottish Football Association board meeting on Thursday.The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after the nation’s latest qualifying failure.Sunday’s draw with Slovenia killed off hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.With no competitive action until the new UEFA Nations League kicks off next September, SFA chief Stewart Regan said the board will not be rushed into making a decision on Strachan’s future.But despite insisting there will be no ‘knee-jerk reactions’, Regan and other Hampden chiefs are due to discuss the direction of the national team at a board meeting on Thursday.Gordon Strachan has been in charge of Scotland since January 2013 (Adam Davy/PA)Regan told the Scottish Sun: “Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended.“But we now need time to reflect on the campaign and discuss it as a board..
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  • Manager Chris Coleman will hold talks on his future after Wales’ World Cup dream was destroyed by the Republic of Ireland.James McClean’s 57th-minute strike gave the Republic a 1-0 win in Cardiff and ensured it would be them, and not Wales, who make next month’s play-offs. It was a bitter blow for Wales who had started the evening still chasing an automatic ticket to the finals in Russia next summer, although Serbia’s 1-0 victory over Georgia confirmed them as Group D winners.Coleman stated after Wales had reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 that the current World Cup campaign would be his last in charge. We're still Welsh. We're still proud.We're still Together.#TheRedWall#TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/FSECcmrOYn— Wales (@FAWales) October 9, 2017But Coleman’s stance appears to have softened and he will speak to his Football Association of Wales employers about the future, probably before a planned Cardiff friendly next month.“There’s a chance I can and a cha..

    Wales boss Chris Coleman to discuss future with FA after World Cup heartbreak

    Manager Chris Coleman will hold talks on his future after Wales’ World Cup dream was destroyed by the Republic of Ireland.James McClean’s 57th-minute strike gave the Republic a 1-0 win in Cardiff and ensured it would be them, and not Wales, who make next month’s play-offs. It was a bitter blow for Wales who had started the evening still chasing an automatic ticket to the finals in Russia next summer, although Serbia’s 1-0 victory over Georgia confirmed them as Group D winners.Coleman stated after Wales had reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 that the current World Cup campaign would be his last in charge. We're still Welsh. We're still proud.We're still Together.#TheRedWall#TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/FSECcmrOYn— Wales (@FAWales) October 9, 2017But Coleman’s stance appears to have softened and he will speak to his Football Association of Wales employers about the future, probably before a planned Cardiff friendly next month.“There’s a chance I can and a cha..
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  • Scottish Football Association chief Stewart Regan says Hampden chiefs will not rush into making a decision over Gordon Strachan's future.The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after the nation's latest tournament failure.Sunday's draw with Slovenia killed off hopes of making it to next year's World Cup in Russia.But with no competitive action in the diary until the new UEFA Nations League kicks off next September, Regan believes SFA bosses can take their time before deciding their next move.A board meeting is understood to be planned for later this week but Regan insists there will be no 'knee-jerk reaction'. He told the Scottish Sun: "Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended. "But we now need time to reflect on the campaign and discuss it as a board. We're not going to make any knee-jerk decisions. "I've already had a chat with the manager ..

    No ‘knee-jerk’ decision over Strachan future – Regan

    Scottish Football Association chief Stewart Regan says Hampden chiefs will not rush into making a decision over Gordon Strachan's future.The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after the nation's latest tournament failure.Sunday's draw with Slovenia killed off hopes of making it to next year's World Cup in Russia.But with no competitive action in the diary until the new UEFA Nations League kicks off next September, Regan believes SFA bosses can take their time before deciding their next move.A board meeting is understood to be planned for later this week but Regan insists there will be no 'knee-jerk reaction'. He told the Scottish Sun: "Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended. "But we now need time to reflect on the campaign and discuss it as a board. We're not going to make any knee-jerk decisions. "I've already had a chat with the manager ..
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  • Gordon Strachan will pore over the reasons for Scotland's failure to make the World Cup play-offs but he wasn't in the mood to pay heed to competing opinions over his managerial choices.Scotland missed out on second place in Group F to Slovakia on goal difference after drawing 2-2 with Slovenia in Ljubljana.Strachan's position will come under debate despite the fact Scotland were unbeaten in their final six qualifiers.Consecutive 3-0 defeats by Slovakia and England sparked discussions over his future a year ago but it was arguably a 1-1 home draw with Lithuania that proved the most damaging result.Strachan was criticised then for starting with Chris Martin up front instead of Leigh Griffiths - who took his tally to four goals in five internationals in Slovenia.He was also accused of being too loyal to the likes of Grant Hanley, who was culpable for several goals early in the campaign while not playing much first-team football.But the former Celtic boss said: "What ..

    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan dismisses questions about his future

    Gordon Strachan will pore over the reasons for Scotland's failure to make the World Cup play-offs but he wasn't in the mood to pay heed to competing opinions over his managerial choices.Scotland missed out on second place in Group F to Slovakia on goal difference after drawing 2-2 with Slovenia in Ljubljana.Strachan's position will come under debate despite the fact Scotland were unbeaten in their final six qualifiers.Consecutive 3-0 defeats by Slovakia and England sparked discussions over his future a year ago but it was arguably a 1-1 home draw with Lithuania that proved the most damaging result.Strachan was criticised then for starting with Chris Martin up front instead of Leigh Griffiths - who took his tally to four goals in five internationals in Slovenia.He was also accused of being too loyal to the likes of Grant Hanley, who was culpable for several goals early in the campaign while not playing much first-team football.But the former Celtic boss said: "What ..
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  • TOKYO — Toyota will update two of its most staid and storied nameplates at the Tokyo Motor Show this month while exploring new hybrid ideas with sporty car and crossover concepts. The concepts look to a funky, more emotional future. But the production-car upgrades target the Crown sedan and Century limousine, two Japan-market-only nameplates that date back decades. The Crown, first introduced in 1955, gets redesigned from scratch on Toyota Motor Corp.'s new modularized global platform. Toyota's latest connectivity and safety technology, including pre-crash auto-braking, go into the next-generation Crown, which goes on sale in Japan next summer. The new Crown even earned some performance chops in track testing on Germany's famed Nurburgring circuit. It's not the first time Toyota has tried to invigorate the fuddy-duddy Crown. With the release of the current generation in 2013, Toyota offered the car in a hot pink paint job and designed one variant with an imposi..

    Toyota looks to past and future for Tokyo

    TOKYO — Toyota will update two of its most staid and storied nameplates at the Tokyo Motor Show this month while exploring new hybrid ideas with sporty car and crossover concepts. The concepts look to a funky, more emotional future. But the production-car upgrades target the Crown sedan and Century limousine, two Japan-market-only nameplates that date back decades. The Crown, first introduced in 1955, gets redesigned from scratch on Toyota Motor Corp.'s new modularized global platform. Toyota's latest connectivity and safety technology, including pre-crash auto-braking, go into the next-generation Crown, which goes on sale in Japan next summer. The new Crown even earned some performance chops in track testing on Germany's famed Nurburgring circuit. It's not the first time Toyota has tried to invigorate the fuddy-duddy Crown. With the release of the current generation in 2013, Toyota offered the car in a hot pink paint job and designed one variant with an imposi..
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  • J Mays retired in 2014 after 16 years as Ford Motor Co.'s group vice president of design. "That's a very long time for anybody," says Mays, 62. "I'd gotten through about five CEOs, and at some point you just think, 'OK, I'm not sure I've got a lot more to add here.' "I went through the same thing at Audi when I left in 1994. I woke up one morning and thought, 'I know what the next two to three generations of Audis are going to look like, and I'm not sure this is going to be that interesting.'" Mays was born in Oklahoma and started at Audi in 1980 soon after graduating from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. He went on to work at BMW and later returned to Audi as design director, where he worked on the Audi AVUS supercar concept and Volkswagen Concept One, which was produced as the New Beetle. Now a resident of London, Mays spoke to Automotive News Europe Correspondent Peter Sigal about the current and future state of..

    How J Mays views the future of design

    J Mays retired in 2014 after 16 years as Ford Motor Co.'s group vice president of design. "That's a very long time for anybody," says Mays, 62. "I'd gotten through about five CEOs, and at some point you just think, 'OK, I'm not sure I've got a lot more to add here.' "I went through the same thing at Audi when I left in 1994. I woke up one morning and thought, 'I know what the next two to three generations of Audis are going to look like, and I'm not sure this is going to be that interesting.'" Mays was born in Oklahoma and started at Audi in 1980 soon after graduating from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. He went on to work at BMW and later returned to Audi as design director, where he worked on the Audi AVUS supercar concept and Volkswagen Concept One, which was produced as the New Beetle. Now a resident of London, Mays spoke to Automotive News Europe Correspondent Peter Sigal about the current and future state of..
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