Toyota to be the First Automaker to Use Biosynthetic Engine and Drive System Hoses

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The Toyota Prius ushered in a new age of environmental friendly technology. Now, Toyota is at the forefront again.

Toyota is always pushing forward to make their vehicles more advanced. They are also constantly looking for ways to make their vehicles more environmentally-friendly. Once again, Toyota is at the forefront of a new technology in the automotive industry. Toyota will be the first automaker to use biosynthetic engine and drive system hoses.

The biosynthetic material used for the hoses is called biohydrin. Developed in partnership with the Zeon Corporation and the Sumitomo Riko Co., biohydrin is made out of bio-materials derived from plants. The use of these bio-materials results in a 20 percent reduction of carbon emissions.

Engine and drive system hoses are required to have a high level of oil and heat resistance. In order to achieve this in the biohydrin, Toyota combined the bio-materials with traditional rubber materials on a molecular level.

The new biosynthetic hoses are expected to be implemented into Toyota vehicles by the end of the year.

This technology is just another example of Toyota’s commitment to more advanced vehicles and a healthier planet.

The Best Family Films of the Summer

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Summer is nearly here, which means that the kids are almost out of school. During the summer, you’ll need to think of different ways to keep them entertained. So why not take them to the movies? Fortunately, there are plenty of movies for the entire family opening this summer. Here is a preview of the best family films of the summer.

The Angry Birds Movie (May 20)

Based on the popular phone-based game, this film follows the egg-based exploits of a group of birds with serious anger management issues.

Finding Dory (June 17)

In the sequel to the popular 2003 film Finding Nemo, the lovable, yet forgetful, Dory embarks on a journey to find her own family.

The Secret Life of Pets (July 8)

The team behind the Despicable Me movies has created a behind-the-scenes look at what pets do while their owners are away.

Ice Age: Collision Course (July 22)

The stakes are high in the latest installment of the Ice Age series, which involves a large asteroid plummeting to Earth.