Day: April 9, 2021

Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the 2021 World Car Person of the Year.

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The honor was bestowed by the World Car Awards jury, a panel of more than 90 distinguished international journalists.

The World Car Awards announced: “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, where he has spent years successfully remaking his company. In 2020, under his leadership, Toyota remained profitable, despite COVID-19, thus protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s steady pace of development for the Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) era and has initiated construction of the Woven City, an exciting, real-life prototype city of the future. All while actively participating in motorsports himself, as a driver.”

Responding to the World Car Awards, President Toyoda said: “On behalf of all 360,000 Toyota Team members around the world, thank you for this tremendous honor. If you don’t mind, however, I would like to change this award from car ‘person’ of the year to car ‘people’ of

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Temporary waiver on car registration and inspection expires next Wednesday

This is also the time of the year to perform post-winter maintenance on your vehicle, especially if you’ve been driving less due to coronavirus.

SAN ANTONIO — Winter weather and the pandemic have taken a toll on a lot of our vehicles. In addition to routine maintenance set aside when we weren’t driving, there are a few other items that need to be addressed before you get behind the wheel more frequently.

April is National Car Care Month, and because of the pandemic many may have put off getting their car inspected and registration renewed for an entire year. But starting next Wednesday, April 14, police can start ticketing people driving a vehicle without a current registration sticker or current registration receipt, as the temporary waiver that was put in place last March expires.

“With COVID, yeah bubba you’re right, people have been reluctant to get their inspection done,” said

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