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HD Radio technology is currently available from more than 40 manufacturers across 200 passenger vehicle models in more than 75 million vehicles.

As the world shifts from analog to digital radio technology, automakers are steadily shifting gears towards equipping cars and bikes with latest technology around music, live traffic data, seamless transmission, wireless charging and emergency alerts, among other features.

According to Ashruf El Dinary, SVP, Digital Platform at US-based Xperi Corporations, the shift from analog to HD Radio -- the most successfully deployed commercial digital radio system worldwide -- has been an outstanding experience among the drivers the world over.

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The new plant will initially be capable of supplying lithium-ion batteries for 8 lakh vehicles annually.

Toyota Motor Corp has announced that it is building a new $1.29 billion battery factory in North Carolina in an effort to bring some of its electric vehicle supply chain to the US.

Toyota announced that it will invest around $13.6 billion in battery tech over the next decade, including a $9 billion investment in production, as it attempts to electrify its vehicle lineup, reports The Verge.

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Toyota India introduces a facility that allows its customers in fast tracking car loans. Pixabay

Japanese car maker Toyota has launched a facility for fast tracking car loans to its customers in India within 30 minutes of their applying.

“The new service named ‘Tatkal’ loan enables our customers to get loan approval in 30 minutes of submitting the application,” Toyota Financial Services India (TFSIN) said in a statement on Thursday.

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

Toyota will invest half a billion dollars into ride-sharing giant Uber as part of a deal for the two companies to work together on developing self-driving vehicles.

Toyota, one of the world’s largest car makers, is seen as lagging behind other companies, including General Motors and Google’s Waymo, in the autonomous-vehicle race.

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