Toyota remains the leader in innovation as it issued 1,491 patents in 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 10, 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued more patents to Toyota in 2012 than to any other carmaker, according to a recently released survey by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The office issued 1,491 patents to Toyota companies -- a product of the bright minds of engineers and designers.

The patents also highlights the carmaker's commitment to develop car better cars that boast of new environmental, safety and technological advancements. According to Kristin Tabar, vice president, electrical systems engineering, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), innovation has been a cornerstone of Toyota’s success since the carmaker's founding.

She said that they listen to customers and "develop new ways to improve their experience.” Toyota companies received 30 percent more patents in 2012 than in 2012, which highlight its increasing success in fostering ingenuity and keeping focus on its customers. Toyota is known for being a worldwide leader for creating new and advanced technologies and innovations.

The Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor and Saline, Michigan, recently held their annual patent awards ceremony to honor those received patents in 2012. Minjuan Zhang, manager, Toyota Research Institute NA (TRINA) and Charan Lota, manager, electronic systems at Toyota Technical Center (TTC), each received their 20th patent in 2012.

Topics: toyota, technology

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The renowned Shelby Super Snake is now 50 years old! As we greet the Super Snake a “happy birthday” or a “happy anniversary,” Shelby itself is celebrating half a century...
by - January 23, 2017
Nearly a year after the Subaru XV Concept was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, this SUV study is making its North American debut at the 2017...
by - January 23, 2017
It looks like Porsche will be very busy throughout 2017 as it prepares for the eventual launch of its two new models this year – the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3...
by - January 23, 2017
Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries