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Toyota Technical Center opens Silicon Valley office

The Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA), has opened a dedicated office in California’s Silicon Valley furthering Toyota’s commitment to localizing research and development activities in North America and enhancing the customer’s experience with in-vehicle infotainment systems.

TTC will co-locate with the Toyota Info Technology Center (ITC) in its Mountain View, Calif., office leveraging complimentary knowledge and skills to implement new product applications and technological advancement to its vehicles.

For more than 35 years, TTC has been the driving force behind Toyota’s North American engineering and research & development activities. Established in 1977 and headquartered in Michigan, TTC has R&D facilities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth and Livonia. In addition, TTC has R&D facilities in California and operates the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground near Phoenix.

TTC employs more than 1,100 and is engaged in engineering design, vehicle evaluation and engineering, materials engineering, prototype building, powertrain tuning and design, safety/crashworthiness, regulatory affairs and advanced research. TTC has development responsibilities for the Avalon, Camry, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and RAV4 EV.

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