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    Lexus to debut digital side-view mirrors on new ES model


    Cameras replacing traditional side-view mirrors transmit images to small monitors inside the Lexus ES (Photo: Lexus) Lexus said it will introduce digital side-view mirrors on its new ES sedan in Japan next month. The Toyota Group's premium brand will install small exterior cameras on the front doors of the ...

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    Toyota invests in ALBERT Inc. for big data analysis alliance


    Toyota's Koibuchi (l) and Albert's Matsumoto signed the alliance agreement (Image: Toyota) Toyota Motor plans to invest around 400million yen in ALBERT Inc., a data solutions business. The resulting alliance for big data analysis will focus on development of automated driving technologies. ALBERT, founded in 2005 and based in ...

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    Toyota joins forces with NTT for connected-car development


    Toyota and NTT say one of their goals is to standardize connected-car technology (Photo: Toyota) Toyota and Japan's NTT Group are cooperating to develop connected-car technologies, combining research in accident prevention, new mobility services and other areas. The two companies said in a press release that their goal is ...

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    Denso takes majority control of auto electronics maker Fujitsu TEN


    Fujitsu TEN makes ECUs for engine control and other products (Photo: Fujitsu TEN) Denso has agreed with other shareholders to take majority control of Fujitsu TEN, a Japanese maker of infotainment and automotive electronics equipment. Fujitsu TEN currently is majority owned by electronics group Fujitsu, which has a 55 ...

  • Panasonic.automotiveIT

    Panasonic buys embedded software company OpenSynergy


    OpenSynergy can integrate infotainment and driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford) Panasonic has acquired German embedded software specialist OpenSynergy, in a bid to strengthen its automotive cockpit portfolio. The Japanese electronics group said OpenSynergy, which can integrate different in-car software systems, will help it provide a more competitive offering for the ...

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    Nissan tests semi-autonomous driving


    Nissan will test a range of autonomous technologies in coming years (Photo: Nissan) Nisssan has started testing its autonomous-driving technology on highways and urban roads in Japan. The carmaker wants to launch what it calls "Piloted Drive 1.0" by the end of 2016. The technology allows autonomous driving in ...

  • tokyo.automotiveIT

    Tokyo auto show


    (Photo: Tokyo Motor Show) This year's Tokyo Motor Show will, once again, feature a special exhibition of technologies aimed at urban mobility. The show will take place October 28 through Nov. 9 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. The show will see a return of Fiat-Chrysler group brands ...

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    Automotive World - Tokyo


    Automotive World features several specialized exhibits and a conference program (Photo:Automotive World) Automotive World, which will focus on new automotive and connected-car technologies, will take place at the Tokyo "Big Site" conference venue January 14 through 16, 2015. Billed as "Japan's largest exhibition and conference for automotive technology," the ...

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    Toyota's fuel-cell car to cost around 7 million yen


    The Toyota FCV will go on sale in early 2015 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota unveiled the exterior design of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and said the car will cost 7 million yen or roughly 50,000 euros when it goes on sale in Japan later this year. The sales ...

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    Toyota, Panasonic develop cloud to link cars and appliances


    Toyota and Panasonic want to connect cars and home appliances (Photo: Panasonic) Toyota and Panasonic are jointly developing a cloud-based service to link cars with home appliances. The product will be ready for launch in the second half of 2014. Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, said the new service ...