Toyota has opened access to its hybrid development. There are 24 thousand of them!April 5, 2019
Toyota has opened access to 24 thousand patents related to the development of hybrid power plants over the past 20 years. In addition, the Japanese manufacturer promised to provide paid assistance to those firms that use electric motors, batteries and Toyota control units in their cars.
Both measures are associated with the company’s desire to actively deal with growing emissions of harmful substances and promote electrified vehicles. As they say at Toyota, free access to patents and technical assistance will allow countries and automakers to “achieve goals related to climate change.”
The documents disclose information about electric motors, power control units and control systems. Patents can be freely used to develop various types of electrified vehicles: conventional and plug-in hybrids, as well as fuel cell vehicles. In total, Toyota has posted 23,740 patents in open access. Access to them is allowed until the end of 2030.
Earlier, in honor of the 60th anniversary of Volvo, it opened access to its digital database, which contains the results of research in the field of security over the past 40 years. The company is confident that the initiative, called E.V.A. (Equal Vehicles for All), will provide comprehensive protection for all passengers in any car.
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