Toyota as a corporation is a giant. Now in its 77th year, it is still one of the main players in the automotive market. Set up in Japan, the company now sells its cars worldwide and as of 2013 is the biggest selling automotive manufacturer in the world. This is an amazing fact seeing as though the company have, in recent years gone through some major company crises including dealing with the fallout from the Japanese tsunami (which caused colossal damage) and also the ongoing recall issues in the company.
This infographic celebrates the 77 years of this automotive giant and charts some of its history and background.
Driving is a major part of our day to day lives. We spend time behind the wheel getting to work, going to college or school and generally getting from one place to another. It allows us freedom to move to get to new places. Rules of the road vary worldwide. In some countries they drive on the left hand side and others on the right. There are some historical reasons for this.
Also in some countries, manually driven cars are more commonplace than automatic cars. Automatic cars for example are predominant in North America while manual cars are more popular in Europe. Manual cars are seen as less expensive than automatic cars to purchase and are generally known to use less fuel.
Different countries allow for driving at varied ages. In the USA for example, some states allow teenagers to get a licence from the age of 16. In Europe it varies but mostly a licence can be sought from the age of 18.