Yasuhisa Toyota overcame many challenges, including Disney Hall's unusual shape, to create his signature 'surround style' of acoustics at the hall.
The carmaker is ordered to face contempt charges in a suit filed by a paralyzed woman who received a $1.5-million settlement. She now says she settled only because the firm withheld documents.
Grand jury seeks documents from the automaker related to steering relay rods, which are crucial to the handling and control of vehicles, as investigations into sudden acceleration and other safety matters continue.
While it's functional and more sporty than past Toyotas, it can't match the rapidly improving sophistication of such vehicles as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit over a fiery San Diego crash last year that claimed four lives and drew national attention to the issue of sudden acceleration in its vehicles.
Although the 2012 Camry and its hybrid version certainly improve in these areas, the updates are incremental and calculated. Don't expect it to vault above its competitors.
The subpoena is issued to William Rosenbluth, an expert in black boxes, who obtained the event data recorder from the family of victim of Christopher Eves.
More than 2 million Toyota Prius hybrids have been sold since the car was introduced in 1997, with only minor changes to its aerodynamic profile. But that's about to change with the 2012 Prius v.
A review of 'black box' recorders from 58 vehicles in accidents blamed on unintended acceleration did not find any new safety defects, federal regulators say.
About 270,000 vehicles sold worldwide — seven Lexus models and one Toyota — have faulty engines that could stall out. No accidents have been linked to the problem.
Changes to the legislation in the face of auto industry opposition disappoint safety advocates. Lawmakers say the bill sets realistic goals.