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Honda UK’s 1000cc Lawnmower is Way Faster than Your Car

What can you do with a small yet really powerful engine, a new riding lawnmower, a healthy marketing budget, and a professional race driver with some free time? You can cut the grass really, really quickly. Oh, and severely injure or k[...]
Honda UK’s 1000cc Lawnmower is Way Faster than Your Car

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s electronic beacon trouble for the 787 Dreamliner (Boeing’s gotta be so tired of such headlines), a Japanese & American team at MIT have found a way to make brains remember stuff that didn’t happen, and Toyota’s[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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BMW Japan – M5 Nighthawk – Premium ultimate high-performance limited edition – Only 10 orders will be accepted!

BMW Japan is going to start manufacture only 10 of the premium ultimate high-performance limited edition “M5 Nighthawk” in July, which is a special high-end model based on the “M5″ model from their “5 seri[...]
BMW Japan – M5 Nighthawk – Premium ultimate high-performance limited edition – Only 10 orders will be accepted!
BMW Japan – M5 Nighthawk – Premium ultimate high-performance limited edition – Only 10 orders will be accepted!BMW Japan – M5 Nighthawk – Premium ultimate high-performance limited edition – Only 10 orders will be accepted!BMW Japan – M5 Nighthawk – Premium ultimate high-performance limited edition – Only 10 orders will be accepted!

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple’s patents better than Samsung’s, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $5[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Mercedes Benz Japan – G class special edition “G 550 Night Edition” – Only 100 cars available, only in Japan

Mercedes Benz Japan will roll-out a special edition of its G class four-wheel-drive vehicle model. It’s called “G 550 Night Edition” and 100 cars will be sold, only in Japan. The “G 550 Night Edition” is b[...]
Mercedes Benz Japan – G class special edition “G 550 Night Edition” – Only 100 cars available, only in Japan
Mercedes Benz Japan – G class special edition “G 550 Night Edition” – Only 100 cars available, only in JapanMercedes Benz Japan – G class special edition “G 550 Night Edition” – Only 100 cars available, only in Japan

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Honda – Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 years

Honda is celebrating the history of its cars over the last 50 years by asking people to vote on their favorite model out of the 208 that have come out over this period of time. It is a popularity contest for its cars. Voting can be don[...]
Honda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 years
Honda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 yearsHonda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 yearsHonda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 yearsHonda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 yearsHonda –  Popularity contest for the 208 Honda car models of the last 50 years

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Japan’s Robot Cars: Where’s this Road Going?

Optimus Prime, Hot Rod, and Ultra Magnus. These are all robot cars from the Transformers franchise rooted in early 1980s Japan. Somewhat disappointingly, here in realityland it looks like Japan’s real robot cars will have names like Ni[...]
Japan’s Robot Cars: Where’s this Road Going?

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HONDA – Accord Hybrid – On-board emergency report system

Honda will start equipping an on-board emergency report system with their car navigation system in the “Accord Hybrid” that will be out this coming summer. When an air bag is activated by the shock of an accident, the on-bo[...]
HONDA – Accord Hybrid – On-board emergency report system

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I-O DATA – Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ – wirelessly connect your Honda car navigation system and your smartphone

Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ released today by I-O DATA connects Android smartphones wirelessly by Bluetooth to car navigation systems in Honda cars Users of this connection adapter can use “Honda internavi LINC premi[...]
I-O DATA – Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ – wirelessly connect your Honda car navigation system and your smartphone
I-O DATA – Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ – wirelessly connect your Honda car navigation system and your smartphoneI-O DATA – Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ – wirelessly connect your Honda car navigation system and your smartphoneI-O DATA – Connection adapter “NVSPH-1″ – wirelessly connect your Honda car navigation system and your smartphone

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Toyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around Japan

Toyota announced that 50 new “Pink Crown” cars will be delivered to showrooms around Japan and are expected to be attention-getters. To promote the Pink Crown, Toyota has a fun advertising series based on Doraemon, the popu[...]
Toyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around Japan
Toyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around JapanToyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around JapanToyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around JapanToyota – Doraemon is “Reborn” in new “Pink Crown” commercial series featuring Jean Reno and former AKB48 Atsuko Maeda – 50 cars now being delivered to showrooms around Japan

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“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

Today, AkihabaraNews attended the 3rd International Smart Grid Expo at Tokyo Big Site. It was certainly exciting to see so many companies from around the world attending the event. Of course we saw solar panels and every kind of high-t[...]
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

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Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)

The sophistication of car navigation systems in Japan is remarkable and continues to get better, with companies developing better and easier to use units, with additional fun features. Fujitsu group company, Fujitsu Ten, has introduced[...]
Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)
Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)Fujitsu Ten – ECLIPSE Car navigation system – ULTRA AVN (AVN-ZX02i)

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New Pioneer CD tuners provide access to a world of technology and media sources

Pioneer Europe releases four advanced multi-format CD tuners to complete its feature-rich 2013 line-up. Designed to align with today’s trend of bringing the connected lifestyle into the vehicle, the new models offer a set of convenienc[...]
New Pioneer CD tuners provide access to a world of technology and media sources

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Fujitsu Develops World’s First Super-Wide-Angle 3D Laser Radar with a Horizontal and Vertical Range of 140 Degrees

Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced that it has developed a super-wide-angle 3D laser radar with more than double the range (140 degrees both horizontally and vertically) of conventional radars. Ultrasonic wave sensors are alr[...]
Fujitsu Develops World’s First Super-Wide-Angle 3D Laser Radar with a Horizontal and Vertical Range of 140 Degrees

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Toyota and Denso sends your track Data to your phone and let you enjoy your best laps on a PS3

Toyota and Denso announced today the CAN-Gateway ECU your FT86 and PS3 new best Friend! The CAN-Gateway ECU captures driving data including GPS data, accelerator pedal strokes, steering angles, brake operation signals, gear shift signa[...]
Toyota and Denso sends your track Data to your phone and let you enjoy your best laps on a PS3

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Yupiteru brings OBD-II Support to its latest PND Car Navigation System

OBD-II or On-Board Diagnostic System is a standard to all car and give to your car manufacturer, garage or anyone with a OBD-II Cable and software the possibility to get all relevant information coming out from your car like your CO2 e[...]
Yupiteru brings OBD-II Support to its latest PND Car Navigation System

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ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

The Robocar HV being developed by ZMP is a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) to enable vehicle control through an independent controller. T[...]
ZMP demos RoboCar HV driverless R&D test vehicle can be driven with an iPad

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Saginomiya Seisakusho Driving simulation vehicle testing system reproduces movement on a real vehicle

Saginomiya is developing a vehicle testing system that combines an actual vehicle with computer simulation. “Broadly speaking, we’re using two types of test system. On the right is a driving simulator, which is for sensory [...]
Saginomiya Seisakusho Driving simulation vehicle testing system reproduces movement on a real vehicle

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Fujitsu Ten add Nintendo DS support to its latest Car Navigation System

Behold Fujitsu Ten latest 9” Car Navigation System the AVN-ZX02i and AVN-Z02i. Both models will be available in Japan later this July and comes for the first version with a nice 9” WideVGA screen with Fujitsu Ten Vivid ViewProcessor im[...]
Fujitsu Ten add Nintendo DS support to its latest Car Navigation System

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Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

The Aisin Group has shown a demonstration car featuring their latest Intelligent Transportation Systems technology, with a range of intelligent monitoring and warning systems. “In this system, a camera detects where your face is,[...]
Aisin ITS demosntrates Intelligent monitoring and warning system for vehicles

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Samsung Releases Virus Doctor Air Car

Samsung Electronics rolls out Virus Doctor Air Car. This new Virus Doctor Air Purifier comes with Samsung’s proprietary air cleaning and sterilization technology S-Plasma Ion. Capable to eradicates the floating fungus (mold), bac[...]
Samsung Releases Virus Doctor Air Car
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Clarion Debuts Next GATE, a Revolutionary In-Vehicle Intelligent Controller for iPhone

Clarion announced today a smarter way to stay connected in your vehicle with Next GATE, a smartphone controller for iPhone. This device is easily connected and controls applications residing on the smartphone, allowing for advanced fun[...]
Clarion Debuts Next GATE, a Revolutionary In-Vehicle Intelligent Controller for iPhone
Clarion Debuts Next GATE, a Revolutionary In-Vehicle Intelligent Controller for iPhone

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