Toyota has announced that it's creating a virtual online hangout of
its own. Dubbed Toyota Friend, the service will connect Toyota owners
with a shared love for the Japanese automaker.
Toyota has teamed up with cloud computing solutions company
Salesforce.com. One of the tech firms products is called Salesforce
Chatter, which is a private social network designed to allow a specific
group to communicate. For the automaker's purposes, Toyota Friend will
allow vehicle owners to interact with dealers, the manufacturer and each
other. In fact, Toyota Friend will even connect owners to their cars by
While the Earthquakes in Japan have reduced the production
of new Toyota vehicles worldwide, Piercey Toyota in Milpitas, near San Jose
still has a great selection of new Toyota and Scion vehicles in stock.