Toyota Fuel Cell Technology
Toyota recently announced plans for its hydrogen fueled vehicle, the Toyota Mirai. Toyota is constantly finding new ways to pave the path for innovative ways to fuel vehicles. They already have a large variety of hybrid vehicles and now they are expanding their technology even further. They have patented industry leading fuel cell technology to make the Toyota Mirai as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. While many companies would keep these innovations a secret, Toyota has decided to share the Toyota fuel cell technology with others.
Toyota announced at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas that they would be providing thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty-free. With this information available many companies will able to develop and introduce fuel cell technologies around the world. This list of patents includes an estimated 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 percent related to hydrogen production and supply.
Toyota is known for being an innovative company especially when it comes to alternative fuel sources. Toyota also has a history of providing its intellectual properties for others to use. By sharing this valuable information, the development of new technologies will help the automotive industry move more quickly into the future. Toyota patents related to fuel cell vehicles will be available for royalty-free licenses until the end of 2020 while patents for hydrogen production and supply will remain available indefinitely.
Those interested in Toyota’s fuel cell-related patents will be able to negotiate contracts with Toyota. It is an exciting time to be part of the automotive industry. New developments are right around the corner in terms of fuel cell technology and more. Explore all the technologies Toyota has to offer at Toyota on the Trail in Edmonton AB. Schedule a test drive today and learn more about the Toyota Mirai below.