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This excerpt taken from the TM 20-F filed Jun 24, 2009.

Research and Development

Toyota’s research and development activities focus on the environment, vehicle safety, information technology and product development. For a detailed discussion of the company’s research and development policies for the last three years, see “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects — Research and Development, Patents and Licenses”.

The following table provides information for Toyota’s principal research and development facilities.

 

Facility

  

Principal Activity

Japan   

Toyota Technical Center

   Planning, design, vehicle evaluation, development of prototypes

Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory

   Design research and development of advanced styling designs

Higashi-Fuji Technical Center

   Research and advanced development on powertrains, materials, electronic parts and other matters

Shibetsu Proving Ground

   Vehicle testing and evaluation

Tokyo Development Center

   Advanced technology development of electronics

United States

  

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of North American manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in North America to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Calty Design Research, Inc.

   Design development, model production and design research

Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA)

   Advanced research relating to “energy and environment”, “safety” and “mobility infrastructure”

Europe

  

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of European manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in Europe to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.

   Design development, model production and design survey

Toyota Motorsport GmbH

   Development of Formula One race cars

Asia Pacific

  

Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

   Design, development and evaluation of portions of vehicles that are exclusively sold in Australia and Asia

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia PTY, Ltd.

   Design of portions of vehicles that are exclusively sold in Australia and Asia

 

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The success of Toyota’s research and development activities is a key element of Toyota’s strategy. The effectiveness of Toyota’s research and development activities is subject to a number of factors, some of which are not in Toyota’s control. These factors include the introduction of innovations by Toyota’s competitors that may reduce the value of Toyota’s initiatives and Toyota’s ability to convert its research and development into commercially successful technologies and products.

This excerpt taken from the TM 20-F filed Jun 25, 2008.

Research and Development

Toyota’s research and development activities focus on the environment, vehicle safety, information technology and product development. For a detailed discussion of the company’s research and development policies for the last three years, see “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects — Research and Development, Patents and Licenses”.

The following table provides information for Toyota’s principal research and development facilities.

 

Facility

  

Principal Activity

Japan   

Toyota Technical Center  

   Planning, design, vehicle evaluation, development of prototypes

Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory  

   Design research and development of advanced styling designs

Higashi-Fuji Technical Center  

   Research and advanced development on powertrains, materials, electronic parts and other matters

Shibetsu Proving Ground  

   Vehicle testing and evaluation

Tokyo Development Center  

   Advanced technology development of electronics
United States   

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.  

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of North American manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in North America to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

 

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Facility

  

Principal Activity

Calty Design Research, Inc.  

   Design development, model production and design research

Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA)  

   Advanced research relating to “energy and environment”, “safety” and “mobility infrastructure”

Europe

  

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA  

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of European manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in Europe to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.  

   Design development, model production and design survey

Toyota Motorsport GmbH  

   Development of Formula One race cars

Asia Pacific

  

Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  

   Design, development and evaluation of portions of vehicles that are exclusively sold in Australia and Asia

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia PTY, Ltd  

   Design of portions of vehicles that are exclusively sold in Australia and Asia

The success of Toyota’s research and development activities is a key element of Toyota’s strategy. The effectiveness of Toyota’s research and development activities is subject to a number of factors, some of which are not in Toyota’s control. These factors include the introduction of innovations by Toyota’s competitors that may reduce the value of Toyota’s initiatives and Toyota’s ability to convert its research and development into commercially successful technologies and products.

This excerpt taken from the TM 20-F filed Jun 25, 2007.

Research and Development

Toyota’s research and development activities focus on the environment, vehicle safety, information technology and product development. For a detailed discussion of the company’s research and development policies for the last three years, see “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects — Research and Development, Patents and Licenses”.

The following table provides information for Toyota’s principal research and development facilities.

 

Facility

  

Principal Activity

Japan   

Toyota Technical Center  

   Planning, design, vehicle evaluation, development of prototypes

Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory  

   Design research and development of advanced styling designs

Higashi-Fuji Technical Center  

   Research and advanced development on powertrains, materials, electronic parts and other matters

Shibetsu Proving Ground

   Vehicle testing and evaluation

Tokyo Development Center  

   Advanced technology development of electronics
United States   

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.  

  

 

Development of the upper body part for a portion of North American manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in North America to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Calty Design Research, Inc.  

   Design development, model production and design survey
Europe   

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA  

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of European manufactured vehicles, market tuning for vehicles sold in Europe, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.  

   Design development, model production and design survey

Toyota Motorsport GmbH  

   Development of Formula One race cars
Asia Pacific   

Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co. Ltd.  

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia, development, evaluation and production support

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia PTY, Ltd

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia

The success of Toyota’s research and development activities is a key element of Toyota’s strategy. The effectiveness of Toyota’s research and development activities is subject to a number of factors, some of which are not in Toyota’s control. These factors include the introduction of innovations by Toyota’s competitors that may reduce the value of Toyota’s initiatives and Toyota’s ability to convert its research and development into commercially successful technologies and products.

 

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This excerpt taken from the TM 20-F filed Jun 26, 2006.

Research and Development

Toyota’s research and development activities focus on the environment, vehicle safety, information technology and product development. For a detailed discussion of the company’s research and development policies for the last three years, see “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects — Research and Development, Patents and Licenses”.

The following table provides information for Toyota’s principal research and development facilities.

 

Facility    Principal Activity
Japan   

Toyota Technical Center

   Planning, design, vehicle evaluation, development of prototypes

Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory

   Design research and development of advanced styling designs

Higashi-Fuji Technical Center

   Research and advanced development on powertrains, materials, electronic parts and other matters

Shibetsu Proving Ground

   Vehicle testing and evaluation

Tokyo Development Center

   Advanced technology development of electronics

 

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Facility    Principal Activity
United States   

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.  

  

 

Development of the upper body part for a portion of North American manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in North America to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Calty Design Research, Inc.  

   Design development, model production and design survey
Europe   

Toyota Motor Europe S.A./N.V.  

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of European manufactured vehicles, market tuning for vehicles sold in Europe, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.  

   Design development, model production and design survey

 

Toyota Motorsport GmbH

   Development of Formula One race cars
Asia Pacific   

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Thailand Co., Ltd

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia, evaluation

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia PTY, Ltd

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia

The success of Toyota’s research and development activities is a key element of Toyota’s strategy. The effectiveness of Toyota’s research and development activities is subject to a number of factors, some of which are not in Toyota’s control. These factors include the introduction of innovations by Toyota’s competitors that may reduce the value of Toyota’s initiatives and Toyota’s ability to convert its research and development into commercially successful technologies and products.

This excerpt taken from the TM 20-F filed Jun 24, 2005.

Research and Development

 

Toyota’s research and development activities focus on the environment, vehicle safety, information technology and product development. For a detailed discussion of the company’s research and development policies for the last three years, see “Operating and Financial Review and Prospects — Research and Development, Patents and Licenses”.

 

The following table provides information for Toyota’s principal research and development facilities.

 

Facility


  

Principal Activity


Japan

    

Toyota Technical Center

   Planning, design, vehicle evaluation, development of prototypes

Tokyo Design Research & Laboratory

   Design research and development of advanced styling designs

Higashi-Fuji Technical Center

   Research and advanced development on powertrains, materials, electronic parts and other matters

Shibetsu Proving Ground

   Vehicle testing and evaluation

United States

    

Toyota Technical Center, U.S.A., Inc.

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of North American manufactured vehicles, adapting vehicles sold in North America to the market, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Calty Design Research, Inc.

   Design development, model production and design survey

Europe

    

TMEM R&D Group

   Development of the upper body part for a portion of European manufactured vehicles, market tuning for vehicles sold in Europe, advanced technology research, external affairs for legal and regulatory affairs, certification

Toyota Europe Design Development S.A.R.L.

   Design development, model production and design survey

Toyota Motorsport GmbH

   Development of Formula One race cars

Asia Pacific

    

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Thailand Co., Ltd

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia, evaluation

Toyota Technical Center Asia Pacific Australia PTY, Ltd

  

 

Design of portions of vehicles that are tailored for vehicles sold in Australia and Asia

 

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The success of Toyota’s research and development activities is a key element of Toyota’s strategy. The effectiveness of Toyota’s research and development activities is subject to a number of factors, some of which are not in Toyota’s control. These factors include the introduction of innovations by Toyota’s competitors that may reduce the value of Toyota’s initiatives and Toyota’s ability to convert its research and development into commercially successful technologies and products.

 

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