Toyota’s ‘e-Palette’ is a weird, self-driving modular store on wheels www.theverge.com

Toyota, the second biggest automaker in the world, announced an ambitious plan today to tackle mobility and delivery services in the age of autonomous cars. Apparently it involves weird, see-throug...

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Tests to raise train speeds in Seikan tunnel www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government and Hokkaido Railway Company plan to shorten the travel time between Tokyo and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido Shinkansen bullet trains currently connect ...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Transport ministry to study self-navigating ships www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's transport ministry will set up a panel this month to consider how self-navigating ships can be put into practical use.

The ministry says that in the past 5 years, human error was the cause ...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Nissan will kick off self-driving Leaf EV taxi service test in March techcrunch.com

Nissan is the latest automaker to make its autonomous vehicle testing intentions clear – it’ll begin a pilot of self-driving Nissan Leaf electric vehicles that can be hailed using a smartphone app ...

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Boom partners with Japan Airlines on supersonic commercial flight techcrunch.com

Boom Supersonic wants to revitalize and improve the world of supersonic passenger flight, and it now has a new partner on board in its mission – Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the world’s leading pas...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment


Seabed seismometers to be used to stop Shinkansen www3.nhk.or.jp

Japanese railway companies plan to use data from seabed seismometers to quickly stop Shinkansen bullet trains when a major earthquake hits.

The Central Japan Railway Company and the West Japan Rail...

posted by  Yubi | 9 months ago | 0 comments


Japan's transport plane displayed at UAE air show www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's Defense Ministry has exhibited a domestically produced transport aircraft at a major air show in the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to reporters at the show on Sunday, ministry officials sa...

posted by  Yubi | 9 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Wild concepts from the Tokyo Motor Show - Oct. 29, 2017 money.cnn.com

The most striking car revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show didn't come from Honda or Toyota but from an Italian automaker you may never have heard of.
The company, Iso Rivolta, made very handsome coupe...

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Yamaha shows off the improved Motobot at Tokyo Motor Show 2017 www.digitaltrends.com

Self-driving cars are still in the works, but Yamaha is taking things a step farther with its new autonomous motorcycle, the Motobot 2. Unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the new Motobot is a c...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


The new Japan Taxi from Toyota wants to be an international icon techcrunch.com

Japan’s getting an iconic new taxi courtesy of Toyota. The new, aptly named ‘Japan Taxi’ (or Jpn Taxi for conveniently fitting on a rooftop sign) is already on roads, and bears a slight resemblance...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

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