Advanced Mobility Research and Development (AMRD) is a specialized group of researchers and engineers within Toyota Motor North America R&D exploring better ways of moving people, goods and information. They are guided by Toyota’s philosophy of delivering mobility beyond cars to "Produce Happiness for All”.
While some define a mobility strategy through CASE – connected, automated, shared and electric – AMRD approaches technology development with humans at the center, thereby adding an “H,” to form CHASE, which reinforces this importance. AMRD is striving to improve the human experience by innovating future Toyota products and technology for production.
AMRD covers a broad time horizon from developing near-term products to identifying and researching future societal needs and challenges. AMRD is designed to produce solutions and technologies that contribute to creating a sustainable society where people can enjoy a fulfilling life.
Key divisions supporting these efforts include InfoTech Labs, Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) and Integrated Vehicle Systems (IVS). AMRD is also overseeing Toyota’s development of innovative Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications and concepts for zero-emission vehicles (ZEV).
Monte Kaehr is group vice president, Advanced Mobility Research & Development for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). In this role, he is responsible for technical strategy and planning of advanced mobility solutions.
Previously, Kaehr served as the Toyota Sienna chief engineer, and prior to that, Toyota Camry chief engineer for the North American region.
Kaehr joined Toyota in 1992 as a design engineer in Japan and moved to Toyota’s North American Research & Development division in 1998 where he progressed through a series of positions in Body Engineering and Product Development.
Kaehr has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Advanced Mobility R&D
Advancing R&D to discover better ways of moving people, goods and information