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 |  Apr 05 2012, 2:31 PM

Toyota has opened a new dedicated office in California’s Silicon Valley to further localize its research and development activities in North America. The new Toyota Technical Center will focus on enhancing the customer’s experience with in-vehicle infotainment systems.

The new Toyota Technical Center will co-locate with the Toyota Info Technology Center in their Mountain View, California office in order to leverage complimentary knowledge and skills, developing new product applications and technological advancement for its vehicles.

The Toyota Technical Center was first established in 1977 and headquartered in Michigan (pictured above) and has R&D facilities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth, Livonia, California, and operates the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground near Phoenix. They have over 1,100 team members driving Toyota’s North American engineering and research & development activities.

“The enhancement of in-vehicle infotainment technology in the coming years will be an important feature to our customers, especially as technology and vehicles continue to evolve,” said Seiya Nakao, President of TTC. “Toyota’s Silicon Valley office will collaborate closely with our key innovative partners in the region with the goal of bringing new ideas to market quicker through product development.”

Ford and Nissan also have Silicon Valley R&D centers.