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Toyota Celebrates 35 Years of Research & Development In The USA

Posted by Josh Chang on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

This week, the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) is celebrating its 35th anniversary at itsTTC, Toyota headquarters in Michigan and its other locations in Arizona and California. 

According to toyota.com, the TTC "has been the driving force behind Toyota's North American engineering and research & development (R&D) activities since 1977. Employing over 1,100 team members, the TTC is responsible for vehicle development of the Avalon, Sienna, Tundra, Tacoma, and RAV4 EV, engaging in engineering design, vehicle evaluation/engineering, materials engineering, prototype building, powertrain tuning/design, safety/crashworthiness, regulatory affairs, and advanced research. 

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the TTC, they are Toyota, Rav4, EVdonating a total of $35,000 to 10
non-profit organizations in their respective communities while also donating a total of $12,500 to the six fire departments serving the communities where the TTC centers are located. 

The TTC's continued success shows just how innovative and successful Toyota's R&D has been over the past 35 years. The company has continued to strive and create the best products
and new technologies, showing itself to be a leader in the industry. The TTC's most recent success story, the Toyota RAV4 EV, is the latest example of how Toyota is on the cutting edge in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. 

Photo Credit: http://pressroom.toyota.com

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