Toyota Mobility Foundation: Press Room

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WRI India and Toyota Mobility Foundation launch STAMP Data Innovation Challenge to improve last mile connectivity to Kochi Metro

January 30, 2019

WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable cities and Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) in collaboration with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) jointly launched the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) Data Innovation Challenge on Wednesday.

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A Better Future for Berliners with Reduced Mobility through Toyota Mobility Foundation Partnership with the City of Berlin and betahaus X

January 21, 2019

Urban mobility is one of the world’s pressing issues. As cities continuously expand and become more congested, all forms of transit are pressured to meet growing demand. For people with mobility challenges, the pain points are more immediate and severe, and finding good solutions is difficult due to the complexity of today’s infrastructure.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Unveils Five Visions for the Future of Mobility at CES

January 7, 2019

The five finalists in the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge have been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4 million global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people with lower-limb paralysis.

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bynd innovates the way people move in the city

December 5, 2018

After almost one year, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and WRI Brasil’s InoveMob Challenge culminated with the announcement of the big winner: bynd. The bynd team will receive US$ 100,000 to scale their project and will continue their journey, taking the idea to other Brazilian cities. The announcement was made this evening at Unibes Cultural in São Paulo in a ceremony that brought together, in addition to the other finalists: startups, investors, media and relevant organizations of the mobility and innovation ecosystem in Brazil. Finalists Bikxi, Carona a Pé, Nina and OnBoard Mobility were also competing for the final award.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation deploys two- and four-wheeler rental and ride-sharing solutions to alleviate congestion and enhance access to the Metro across Bengaluru

July 20, 2018

The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have initiated a project to deploy two- and four-wheeler rental and ride sharing solutions for congestion alleviation and enhanced first- and last-mile connectivity at six metro stations in Bengaluru, India.

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Wheelchair users call for urgent innovation to increase global economic productivity

July 19, 2018

Data from a new international survey of wheelchair users on behalf of the Toyota Mobility Foundation highlights the need for innovation in the field of assistive technology to allow people with limited mobility the opportunity to fulfil their potential in the workplace. The impact of which could have huge consequences for the estimated 65 million people worldwide who use a wheelchair and for the global economy.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Publishes the “Building Mobility Systems Suitable to Local Communities” Guidebook

July 12, 2018

Since 2016, the Toyota Mobility Foundation has been working with local communities to establish mobility systems in the mountainous communities of Japan. They are partnering on projects in the Ueyama district of Mimasaka City in the Okayama prefecture and in the Asuke district of Toyota City in the Aichi prefecture.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and World Resources Institute Work to Enhance Accessibility and Multi-Modal Mobility in Six Indian Cities

June 8, 2018

​The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have agreed to work together to enhance metro accessibility through multi-modal mobility solutions in six Indian cities over the next three years, from 2018 to 2021.

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Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI

May 24, 2018

​The Alan Turing Institute and the Toyota Mobility Foundation are collaborating on a project to transform the way cities are planned and managed. The objective of this new project, ‘Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI’, part of the Turing’s new AI programme, is to transition complex traffic management from static systems into dynamic, optimized systems that are managed in real-time across many types of mobility.

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International Study Reveals Difficulties Faced By Wheelchair Users Due to "Outdated" Technology

April 24, 2018

​Data from a new international study of wheelchair users by ComRes on behalf of the Toyota Mobility Foundation highlights the need for investment and innovation in the development of assistive technologies for people with limited mobility.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Awards 10 Grants for Hydrogen Research Initiative

March 30, 2018

​The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has selected ten researchers to receive grants from the research program to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions launched last year.

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Ade Adepitan/Mallory Weggemann/Sama Bullock/Martyn Sibley announce crowdsourcing campaign to find ideas for $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge

March 8, 2018

Today the Mobility Unlimited Challenge is announcing a crowdsourcing initiative, aimed at helping inspire entrants in their quest to develop life- changing technology for people with lower-limb paralysis. The #MyMobilityUnlimited campaign will invite people around the world to share their life experiences with lower-limb paralysis and the solutions they would like to see to the challenges they face every day.

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Challenge encourages creation of innovative mobility solutions in Brazilian cities

January 23, 2018

​The InoveMob Challenge, held by Toyota Mobility Foundation and WRI Brasil, will connect participants and public administrators and award a total of R$ 600,000 in prizes to implement the best solutions.
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The​ ​$4​ ​million​ ​challenge​ ​to​ ​transform​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​people with​ ​lower-limb​ ​paralysis

November​ ​16,​ ​2017

​The​​ ​​Toyota​ ​Mobility​ ​Foundation,​​ ​in partnership​ ​with​ ​​Nesta’s​ ​Challenge​ ​Prize​ ​Centre​,​ ​has​ ​launched​ ​a​ ​​$4​ ​million​ ​dollar​ ​global challenge​ ​​to​ ​change​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​people​ ​with​ ​lower-limb​ ​paralysis,​ ​culminating​ ​in​ ​the​ ​unveiling of​ ​the​ ​winners​ ​in​ ​Tokyo​ ​in​ ​2020.
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Research Program to Support Innovative Hydrogen Energy Solutions Initiated by Toyota Mobility Foundation

July 31, 2017

A “hydrogen society” is a set of communities with sophisticated, integrated, green-energy networks powered by mini-hydrogen plants that aim to create a carbon-free, hydrogen distribution system. The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has launched a research program to spur the development of this hydrogen society, and TMF began soliciting research proposals under this new program today.

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New Bus Service and Park & Ride System to Promote Multi-Modal Transportation in Vietnam begun by Toyota Mobility Foundation and Danang People’s Committee

June 30, 2017

Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and Danang People’s Committee (DPC) started the operations of the TMF Bus Service and associated TMF Park & Ride system, marking the occasion with an opening ceremony.

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Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

May 22, 2017

Next Generation Mobility Challenge inspired Millennials to solve mobility issues. Winning students will have summer internships through Net Impact in partnership with Toyota to develop their idea.

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Traffic Congestion Mitigation Project in Bangkok, Thailand Completed by the Toyota Mobility Foundation Closing ceremony held to share outcomes

APRIL 20, 2017

The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) inaugural project to mitigate traffic congestion in Bangkok, Thailand has ended. TMF held a closing ceremony to share the outcomes of the project.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and World Resources Institute Explore Improved Connectivity to Bengaluru Metro

December 22, 2016

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has entered into an agreement with World Resources Institute (WRI) to seek possible solutions in first- and last-mile connectivity to metro transit in Bengaluru, India.

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TMF and Net Impact Team Up to Promote Social Equity Through Mobility Solutions

October 20, 2016

“Next Generation Mobility Challenge” Inspires University Students to Develop Solutions to Local and Global Mobility Issues

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Impact of New Technologies on Public Transportation and Urban Mobility

October 19, 2016

Major Study Released by New Cities Foundation, supported by Toyota Mobility Foundation

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Students’ Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact

May 25, 2016

Summer Internship for Winning Team to Advance App Concept and Support Toyota’s Partner Robotics Work

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Joins New Cities Foundation as Global Strategic Member

May 16, 2016

The New Cities Foundation today welcomed the Toyota Mobility Foundation as its latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions.

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Model Mobility Community Established in Japan to Serve Aging Populations

March 29, 2016

People today are living longer than ever before. As they age, getting around to accomplish everyday tasks like grocery shopping or visiting the doctor becomes more complicated. Mobility is not as simple as it once was.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Selects the Ueyama District of Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture for Its First Program in Japan
Provide the Freedom of Mobility in Mountainous Areas, and Contribute to Richer Lifestyles

December 25, 2015

The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) announced today that it has decided and concluded a grant agreement to support the “Ueyama Mobility Project” in the Ueyama District of Mimasaka-city, Okayama Prefecture.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and Chulalongkorn University Celebrate Innovative Project to Alleviate Traffic in Bangkok

November 23, 2015

Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) joined with Chulalongkorn University (Chula) to celebrate an ongoing project to combat Bangkok’s traffic congestion.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation Launches Program in Da Nang, Vietnam

June 09, 2015

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) today announced its second program, which will launch in Da Nang, Vietnam to address emerging transportation issues in the rapidly growing mid-size city.

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New Cities Foundation launches ambitious “Connected Mobility Initiative” to explore future of urban transport, with support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation

June 3, 2015

The New Cities Foundation today launched the “Connected Mobility Initiative”,with support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation, to address the critical need for metropolises worldwide to enable the efficient and viable movement of people. The Initiative will produce a set of case-based recommendations that will be made available to cities around the world.

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Realizing the Future of Mobility: Toyota Mobility Foundation launches first pilot program in Thailand

April 22, 2015

More people everywhere are about to get moving. Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) today announced that it is launching its first pilot program. The program, which will be in Bangkok, Thailand, reflects the Foundation’s philosophy of combining Toyota’s knowledge with the expertise of partners to enable more people around the globe to move safely, efficiently and enjoyably.

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