martedì 6 gennaio 2015

CES 2015: Toyota opens up hydrogen patents

Dopo Tesla Motors 

“We felt compelled to create patents out of concern that the big car companies would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The unfortunate reality is the opposite: electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn’t burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent, constituting an average of far less than 1% of their total vehicle sales.”

anche Toyota Motor Corporation condivide pubblicamente i propri brevetti

Toyota Mirai at CES"When good ideas are shared, great things can happen," said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota in a statement. He added that the first generation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to be launched over the next five years, would require "unconventional collaboration" among car makers, governments, power firms and researchers