Gallery: Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

 
Many people living in developing countries still cook over indoor fires, which creates unclean air for residents to breathe. While electric stoves are a solution for most, many impoverished areas have no access to the power grid. Using Toyota's Solar Power Ventilation System, Tim from Houlton, ME wants to solve this problem. Air could be circulated through the building using a fan powered by the sun. Not only would the design improve the air quality and health of residents, but it would move them toward a lifestyle with more readily available resources.

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by opening up five of the company’s most innovative technologies to be used by designers to create new products that improve the world we live in. After receiving hundreds of submissions, a panel of experts chose a winning design for each technology. This weekend the winners will convene at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where they will work with CMU engineers and Deeplocal to make their ideas a reality in just two days. We’ll be reporting from CMU to show you the process from start to finish, but in the meantime, jump ahead for the low-down on all the winners!

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  1. jessy June 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Toyota’s Lexus sales dived 51 percent in April in South Korea from a year ago, while other Toyota vehicle sales slid 41 percent, even as the imported vehicle Market grew 14 percent led by vehicles from German carmakers, according to data by Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association………….

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