Sony as Automaker

At a recent trade show, Sony unveiled a prototype car called the Vision-S, surprising many observers who didn’t realize that firm is serious about its ambitions as an automaker.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 7 months ago | 0 comments

How Subaru Nearly Took on Smart in America with a Swarm of Tiny Japanese Cars

Subaru Subaru R1Kei cars are a Japanese phenomenon, a defined class of tiny vehicles born from the same postwar constraints responsible for European microcars like the Isetta.
A couple of hatchbacks,…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 1 year, 10 months ago | 0 comments

Nissan 'Actively Working On' Next-Gen Z and GT-R, Fans 'Can Expect Something Soon'

Nissan officials have reportedly confirmed in interviews at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show that successors to the marque's storied sports cars, the Z and GT-R, are in development.
Espinosa reportedly stat…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 1 year, 10 months ago | 0 comments

2020 Honda Fit Debuts With Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda unveiled its all-new 2020 Fit subcompact hatchback at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday, which for the first time will be sold as a two-motor hybrid.
Before you get too excited, however, t…

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Toyota will offer robot taxi rides during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has largely kept quiet on its self-driving car program.
That’s about to change in 2020: Toyota says it will be conducting a limited ride-hailing pilot in downto…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 1 year, 10 months ago | 0 comments

2020 Mazda MX-30 Electric Crossover Wows at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda launched its first dedicated electric vehicle (EV), the 2020 Mazda MX-30 crossover, at its homeland's most prestigious automotive gathering: the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
This MX-30 will be the fi…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 1 year, 10 months ago | 0 comments

Tokyo transport map in real time

This is a cute visualisation of tokyo transport (is it only JR?) in real time

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 11 months ago | 0 comments

'Flying motorbike' to debut at Tokyo Motor Show

A.L.I. Technologies Inc has developed a motorbike-like floating vehicle. The company plans to exhibit a prototype of the vehicle, "Speeder," in its booth at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019, which will…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 11 months ago | 0 comments

See-Through Honda S2000 Surfaces at Owner's Meeting in Japan

According to Tire Meets Road , the clear S2000 was spotted at this year's annual owner's meeting at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.
As if a mint, unmodified S2000 owned and maintained by Honda itself woul…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 2 years ago | 0 comments

Toyota Unveils Carbon Fiber-Bodied GR Supra Race Car for Super GT and DTM

Toyota Gazoo Racing announced that in 2020 the GR Supra will compete in Japan's Super GT Championship for the first time since 2006, where it will fight in the top-level GT500 class against rivals su…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 2 years ago | 0 comments


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