What Drives Us

To enable more people to go more places by sharing our knowledge, partnering with others and using our innovative spirit to build a more joyful mobile society.

Harmony in Mobility

Improving access to connected transportation systems that are greener, safer and more inclusive by working with local partners and residents to design, deliver, and scale solutions for communities across the globe.

Understanding both the supply and demand of transportation to build a vision, create goals, and improve the management of transportation, creating harmonious mobility systems

Personal Mobility

Improving the usability, affordability and quality of mobility products and services for those with the greatest need.

Personal mobility looks to those underserved, vulnerable populations that vary across the globe depending upon the country: from women and children to older adults, to people with disabilities and others.

What We Seek

Hydrogen Energy Ecosystem

Hydrogen has a prominent role in the sustainability of a low-carbon energy ecosystem. As an abundant and clean element, it has the potential to be a power source without end. We are helping cities explore, test, and deploy mobility solutions that make the most of hydrogen.

Disaster Resilience & Response

Both sudden structure collapses due to unexpected natural disasters and expected increases in population for planned events can put additional stress on mobility systems. We examine how to strengthen urban mobility to be better prepared to respond and bounce back in these situations.

What We Do

Research & Innovation

Investigating leading mobility methods across sectors to drive collaboration and inform initiatives

Mobility Challenges

Running competitions that generate inclusive solutions to connectivity issues in transportation and promote advances in personal mobility

Demonstration Projects

Implementing tailored solutions to local mobility issues such as congestion to improve the lives of citizens in the community

Convening Global Partners

Gathering cross-sector leaders and experts to foster dialogue committed to addressing mobility issues around the world

Our Story

The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in August 2014 to help create a better, more mobile society.

We share our know-how and work in partnership with universities, government, non-profit organizations, research institutions and other organizations.

By applying Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment, we seek to resolve urban transportation challenges, expand options and access for personal mobility, and design human-centered mobility solutions for the future.

The Enso

Our logo is inspired by our roots. The enso, a circle hand-drawn in one fluid brushstroke, is a powerful expression of uninhibited movement and transformation.

In its unfinished form, called an open enso, it represents the connectedness of all things and the idea that we are part of something greater.

It is with this openness that the Toyota Mobility Foundation works in partnership with others to address tomorrow's mobility challenges today.

The Enso

What Guides Us

Innovation

Aiming for advances in ways of working and/or technology, which can transform and scale for a better world.

Collaboration

Tapping the expertise and influence of partners who have similar values and working in a spirit of teamwork to achieve common goals and accumulate knowledge to share with others.

Legacy

Shaping society through the realization of freedom of mobility and ensuring that it remains an inspiration for solving similar issues around the world.

At Toyota, our vision is to lead the way to the future of mobility, enriching lives around the world with safe and responsible ways of moving people. That is why we formed the Toyota Mobility Foundation — to create a truly mobile society that will help people live better lives no matter where they are.

Akio Toyoda Portrait
Akio Toyoda
Chair of Board of Directors
Toyota Mobility Foundation

At Toyota, our vision is to lead the way to the future of mobility, enriching lives around the world with safe and responsible ways of moving people. That is why we formed the Toyota Mobility Foundation — to create a truly mobile society that will help people live better lives no matter where they are.

The foundation seeks to make all this possible by sharing Toyota’s technology and accumulated knowledge, partnering with others, and using our innovative spirit to build a more joyful mobile society.

Since the advent of the first powered vehicle in the late 1760s, technology has brought tremendous and positive change. There are now more than a billion automobiles on roads around the world. The effect is profound: people can travel more easily than ever before in history. It is a key to economic empowerment, to the broadening of educational and social horizons, and it helps people realize their dreams. The automobile plays such an important role in our lives that there is a Japanese word — "ai-sha" — that means "beloved car."

Unfortunately, freedom of movement is not shared by everyone, and we hope to help change that. Mobility should not be limited to people in wealthier parts of the world. It should be safe, efficient, and enjoyable. And it should be economically and environmentally sustainable; the success of our mission over the next century will only be ensured if increased mobility is in harmony with society.

Many of the best ideas to accomplish this vision will come from collaboration — with technologists, with urban planners, with government, and with advocates for the disabled, or seniors, or the economically disadvantaged. We invite your thoughts – because when good ideas are shared, great things can happen.

Akio Toyoda Portrait
Akio Toyoda
Chair of Board of Directors
Toyota Mobility Foundation

Board of Directors

  • portrait koji arima
    Koji Arima
    President & CEO, Member of the Board
    DENSO Corporation
  • portrait jun karube
    Jun Karube
    Chairman of the Board
    Toyota Tsusho Corporation
  • portrait maoko kotani
    Maoko Kotani
    Business News Anchor
  • portrait shigeru hayakawa
    Shigeru Hayakawa
    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Toyota Motor Corporation
  • portrait shinji yazaki
    Shinji Yazaki
    President
    Yazaki Corporation

Board of Trustees

  • portrait masakazu kubota
    Masakazu Kubota
    Director General
    KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
  • portrait ikuro sugawara
    Ikuro Sugawara
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Toyota Motor Corporation
  • portrait matsuko deluxe
    Matsuko DELUXE
    Columnist

Auditor

  • portrait hiroyoshi korosue
    Hiroyoshi Korosue
    Sales Financial Business Group (Chief Officer)
    Toyota Motor Corporation