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  • lexus.automotiveIT
    Article

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

    2018-09-13T16:07:42Z

    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 ...

  • toyota albert_scale
    Article

    Toyota invests in ALBERT Inc. for big data analysis alliance

    2018-05-17T13:01:56Z

    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 ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota joins forces with NTT for connected-car development

    2017-03-28T06:12:00Z

    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 ...

  • fujitsu.automotiveIT
    Article

    Denso takes majority control of auto electronics maker Fujitsu TEN

    2016-09-11T14:33:51Z

    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
    Article

    Panasonic buys embedded software company OpenSynergy

    2016-08-17T08:07:24Z

    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 ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
    Article

    Nissan tests semi-autonomous driving

    2015-11-02T07:27:21Z

    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
    Feature

    Tokyo auto show

    2015-06-05T09:46:56Z

    (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 ...

  • automotive world.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automotive World - Tokyo

    2014-11-14T13:05:48Z

    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 ...

  • Toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

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

    2014-06-27T14:03:57Z

    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 ...

  • toyota panasonic.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota, Panasonic develop cloud to link cars and appliances

    2014-06-16T11:09:57Z

    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 ...