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Honda Develops World’s First Technology to Detect the Potential for Traffic Congestion With the Goal to Prevent Traffic Jams

Honda announced the successful development of the world’s first technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion and determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic jams. Honda developed this t[...]
Honda Develops World’s First Technology to Detect the Potential for Traffic Congestion With the Goal to Prevent Traffic Jams

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[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h

Although it’s not particularly new, it still managed to gather steady interest. We’re talking about the roadster edition of Tesla electronics. If you are looking for an electronic vehicle and you’re in desperate need [...]
[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h
[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h[CEBIT 2012] Tesla’s sexy electro car does 340km to the charge, in 3.7sec to 100Km/h

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Toyota TES-ERA Sports EV concept!

The TES-ERA EV, developed by the Toyota Engineering Society, is an EV sports car based on the Toyota Sera, a two-door coupe produced for the Japanese domestic market in the 1990′s. It features gullwing doors, and the color scheme[...]
Toyota TES-ERA Sports EV concept!

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Near-future Car Interface Technology – Mitsubishi EMIRAI

Mitsubishi Electric have developed a car interface which they believe will be realized within a decade from now. The EMIRAI concept features a newly developed curved, rear-projection display as the dashboard, a tactile interface with b[...]
Near-future Car Interface Technology – Mitsubishi EMIRAI

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Bridgestone Air-Free Concept Tyres

Bridgestone has developed the Air-Free Concept, a tire technology that uses a thermoplastic resin as it’s support structure instead of air. “Because there’s no air in these tires, there’s no worry about puncture[...]
Bridgestone Air-Free Concept Tyres

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KOBOT City EV Concept Vehicle Transforms With The Push Of A Button

The Kobot is a new EV concept for navigating around cities and towns, developed by Kowa Tmsuk. There are three models in this prototype range, the single person vehicles ν (nyu) and β(beta), which with the push of a button from a smart[...]
KOBOT City EV Concept Vehicle Transforms With The Push Of A Button

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Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

Interested in Hi-tech and Car? Wanted to come to Japan for this year Tokyo Motor Show but was stuck at the office? Don’t worry here you are a nice little recap video just for you! This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, Akih[...]
Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

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Nissan 2-seat EV gets a test field

Nissan has just obtained green light from the minister’s cabinet to proceed with the open road testing. This testing will be done in Yokohama, where Nissan will try to evaluate the impact of a small 2-seat EV car. Nissan is also [...]
Nissan 2-seat EV gets a test field
Nissan 2-seat EV gets a test field

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Panasonic to support Tokai University solar car team

Panasonic Corp has made public today that will sponsor the Tokai University’s solar car team. The Tokai University team is the defending champion for the 2011 World Solar Challenge (WSC). Under this sponsor program, Panasonic is [...]
Panasonic to support Tokai University solar car team
Panasonic to support Tokai University solar car team

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Sony Digital Link Sound System for Iphone

Do you fancy listening to the musics on your Iphone while driving ? Well Sony thought of it and presented us with a car integration system. This new system from Sony called XDP-PK1000 is made up of 5 elements, a cradle for the Iphone i[...]
Sony Digital Link Sound System for Iphone

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Toyota to beat EV record on Nurburgring

Toyota is setting their aims on beating the EV record of Nurburgring, for this they need to complete the 12.9 mile long complete circuit in under 9 minutes, 1.388 second. With this in mind Toyota is using a similar car with the one use[...]
Toyota to beat EV record on Nurburgring
Toyota to beat EV record on Nurburgring

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ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C

ZMP produce in Japan for years Robot Cars available for researchers and professionals all over the country, and the company released last Monday a new upgrade of its popular Robot Car with the MEV-C based on their first COMS project in[...]
ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C
ZMP unleash a new Robot Car with the MEV-C

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Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′

Lexus today held the world premiere unveiling of the next-generation “GS 350″ here at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The all-new GS 350, due for launch in early 2012—and with GS hybrid and GS “F-SportR[...]
Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′
Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′Lexus Unveils Next-Generation ‘GS 350′

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[Review] Lexus CT200h

It has been quite a while since I had my hands on a press car. After jumping from a Ferrari 458 Italia to a 2012 Nissan GT-R, I decided that it was time to get a bit more reasonable and decided to give Toyota’s new compact “sporty” Lex[...]
[Review] Lexus CT200h
[Review] Lexus CT200h[Review] Lexus CT200h[Review] Lexus CT200h[Review] Lexus CT200h[Review] Lexus CT200h

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Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF

Nissan today unveiled a system which enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries installed in Nissan LEAF to ordinary households, as part of its comprehensive efforts toward the realization of a zero-emission soci[...]
Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF
Nissan Unveils New Power Supply System Through Nissan LEAF

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[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors

Here you are another wonder from Toyota’s Safety Day with this very interesting ECG set of sensors that has been integrated into a steering wheel. The concept here is simple how to prevent accident and save live before something wrong [...]
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s Steering Wheel prototype with integrate ECG sensors

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[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator

Back in 2010, Lexus America made sensation with the video below, where the company shows to the American the world largest car simulator! And today, well last week actually, we at AkihabaraNews among some other selected journalist arou[...]
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s latest wonder the world largest Car Simulator

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[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s new PCS with auto Steering

PCS stands for Pre-Crash System and Toyota, like many other companies includes in its PCS something called Lane Departure Prevention that will not only alert you if you are changing lane without noticing it but also, depending on the m[...]
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s new PCS with auto Steering
[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s new PCS with auto Steering[Toyota Safety Day] We tested Toyota’s new PCS with auto Steering

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Nissan Adds New Features to the 2012 Leaf in the US

Nissan announced last week in the US its new 2012 Leaf with improved features and, unfortunately a higher price as well. On sales starting from today, your new leaf will pack from standard a cold weather package with a battery warmer a[...]
Nissan Adds New Features to the 2012 Leaf in the US

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[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.

Ok, I admit that we where pretty far from the actual crash test in a secure location with other journalist to enjoy one of the most impressive and interesting demonstration that I have witnesses in a long time! Like every automakers To[...]
[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.
[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.[Toyota Safety Day] Toyota’s Crash Test experience and $2.5 Million USD Crash Test Dummies.

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[TEASER - TOYOTA] We tested the World Largest Car Simulator and more!

Sorry if today was rather limited in terms of news on AkihabaraNews, but to tell the truth Benoa-San and I tested, among some other crazy things, the world largest Car Simulator, yep the very same one that you may have seen lately in L[...]
[TEASER - TOYOTA] We tested the World Largest Car Simulator and more!
[TEASER - TOYOTA] We tested the World Largest Car Simulator and more![TEASER - TOYOTA] We tested the World Largest Car Simulator and more!

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[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!

Today at Techno-Frontier 2011, the Tokyo University of Science demonstrates their latest achievement with the world first rare-earth-free electric motor of reluctance motor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Nowadays, all electric vehicles f[...]
[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!
[Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs![Techno-Frontier 2011] Tokyo University of Science demonstrates rare-earth-free Motor of EVs!

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