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Toyota is the most innovative automaker, three years in a row

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Eric Tipan / Toyota Press | June 06, 2017 09:04

Toyota makes three-peat for the most patents awarded in 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the automotive industry by continuously not only introducing features that make driving fun and safe but also developing technologies that will be mobility better as we move towards the future.

For the third year in a row, Toyota has paved the way for automotive modernization by filing for and getting awarded the most patents in 2016.

A report released by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) shows that Toyota received 1,540 U.S. patents last year making them the only automaker in the list of top 20 patent awardees that included Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

“As companies in the automotive industry transform themselves into broader mobility providers, no auto company better demonstrates innovation and technology for the future than Toyota. Toyota’s industry-leading patent numbers illustrate the company’s continuous success as global mobility and innovation front runner,” said Jeff Makarewicz, group vice president, Toyota Motor North America Research & Development.

Even as other automaker’s debut and feature innovative equipment in their vehicles, this achievement by Toyota shows their commitment to finding better mobility solutions such as their Safety Sense and Entune 3.0 for motorists all around the world.