Toyota Motor is the largest carmaker in the world. Founded in 1937, it makes some of the world’s most popular vehicles, including the Corolla and Camry. It also has a luxury brand, Lexus, and majority stakes in truckmaker Hino, compact carmaker Daihatsu, and 16.66 per cent of Fuji Heavy Industries, which makes the popular all-wheel drive Subarus.

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15 in Arizona shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self driving Uber car on the street in Tempe. Police in the city of Tempe said on March 19, 2018, that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside a pedestrian crossing was hit. The incident prompted Toyota to suspends its own driverless car programme. Photo: via AP

Toyota pauses robot-car programme after Uber’s fatal accident

Japanese car giant Toyota Motor has halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on US public roads after an Uber Technologies vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona.