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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 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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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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[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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Toyota Etios, The First True Indian Japanese Car

Introduced last December in India in its sedan version as well as in Japan for the press, the Etios is the first Toyota car that has been size made for the Indian market and produced locally. Sure an Indian Toyota Car may not the sexie[...]
Toyota Etios, The First True Indian Japanese Car
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Sony to inter into the EV Battery Car business

According to the Mainichi Daily News (Via Kyodo), Sony is apparently in Talk since mid 2010 with several automakers around the world in order to propose its skill and technology with it comes with lithium-ion batteries for EVs. With it[...]
Sony to inter into the EV Battery Car business

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Toyota Develops Navigation System Compatible with Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperative Safety System

Toyota aims to reduce traffic accidents through the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), has developed an onboard navigation system compatible with the vehicle-infrastructure cooperative Driving Safety Support System (DSSS) sche[...]
Toyota Develops Navigation System Compatible with Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperative Safety System
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Mitsubishi upgrade its i-MiEV EV car with now improved range

Mitsubishi announced yesterday in Japan that it has now upgraded its i-MiEV EV Car by declining it in two trim with the entry level M announced at 2,6 Million yen and the high-end model the G announced at 3.8 Mil;ion Yen. While both mo[...]
Mitsubishi upgrade its i-MiEV EV car with now improved range
Mitsubishi upgrade its i-MiEV EV car with now improved rangeMitsubishi upgrade its i-MiEV EV car with now improved rangeMitsubishi upgrade its i-MiEV EV car with now improved range

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Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

Waseda and Phira Design’s P70T is not a new car per se and has been introduced back in 2009 during the latest Tokyo Motor Show. Still many never heard about this concept and while visit this week Smart Grid Exhibition we could not resi[...]
Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition
Waseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid ExhibitionWaseda and Phiaro Design P70T Conch land at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition

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[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel

Developed by the british company appToyz and Introduced by WizInc Japan, appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel are a series of Games made for iPhones that comes with a wide range of peripherals going from the remote Car or Helic[...]
[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel
[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel[International Toy Show] Wiz Inc introdudes AppToyz Products in Japan with appBlaster, appCopter, appRacer and appWheel

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Honda Releases the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid

Honda has released the new wagon-style compact car Fit Shuttle, which was delayed due to effects from the Tohoku Earthquake. The gasoline model starts at 1.61 million yen and the hybrid model at 1.81 million yen. The Fit Shuttle Hybrid[...]
Honda Releases the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid

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Pioneer integrates iOS into your automobile with AppRadio

Pioneer recently unveiled its latest innovation, the AppRadio, which they said is the first in-vehicle product designed to utilize the processing power, storage capacity, network connectivity and apps of the iPhone and iPod touch (runn[...]
Pioneer integrates iOS into your automobile with AppRadio
Pioneer integrates iOS into your automobile with AppRadio

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SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV

Early April SIM-Drive announced that its newly developed SIM-Lei electric car reached 333km of range on a single charge! Also when we learned that the company will be attending an exhibition at Tokyo Bight Sight last week we could not [...]
SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV
SIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EVSIM-Drive’s General Manager Masahiro Waragai gives us personal guided tour its Company SIM-Lei EV

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SIM-DRIVE’s SIM-LEI EV reached 333km of range on a single Charge!

SIM-DRIVE is the Japanese company that gave us in 2004 the Eliica, a unique Electric Lithium-Ion Car that was co produced and designed with one of Tokyo’s finest university: Keio University. With such strong expertise, SIM-DRIVE announ[...]
SIM-DRIVE’s SIM-LEI EV reached 333km of range on a single Charge!
SIM-DRIVE’s SIM-LEI EV reached 333km of range on a single Charge!

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Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA

Kenwood latest In-Dash navigation System, the DNX9980HD that has just started to ship in North America not only comes with a gorgeous 7” touchpanel, state of the art GPS from Garmin, Bluetooth, but also the support of Pandora Link via [...]
Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA
Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA

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Honda Announced Internavi LINC an iPhone base service

Internavi is Honda’s All in One Service that bring a long list of useful data and services to your Honda GPS. Last week Honda has announced that they will offer for Free an iPhone application named Internavi LINC that will, depending o[...]
Honda Announced Internavi LINC an iPhone base service

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[CEBIT 2011] Technaxx car FM transmitter for Iphone & Ipad

Since Apple generally forgets to include an FM transmitter in their products (god knows why), it was time somebody came up with one. The punters at Technaxx Germany have created a cradle to use your IPhone or IPad (every model supporte[...]
[CEBIT 2011] Technaxx car FM transmitter for Iphone & Ipad
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TMC Unveils ‘Prius +’ at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

The Prius + is a dedicated gasoline-electric hybrid model designed to suit various lifestyles. Like the “Prius” hybrid sedan, the Prius + comes with outstanding environmental performance and an air of technological advancem[...]
TMC Unveils ‘Prius +’ at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
TMC Unveils ‘Prius +’ at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

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Sharp Develops Intelligent Power Conditioner That Enables Electric Vehicle Batteries to Be Used as Storage Batteries for Home Power

Sharp has developed the Intelligent Power Conditioner that enables batteries in electric vehicles to be used as storage batteries for the home. With electric vehicles (EVs) expected to see widespread use in the coming years, this techn[...]
Sharp Develops Intelligent Power Conditioner That Enables Electric Vehicle Batteries to Be Used as Storage Batteries for Home Power
Sharp Develops Intelligent Power Conditioner That Enables Electric Vehicle Batteries to Be Used as Storage Batteries for Home Power

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Thanko Heated Blanket for Cars

Car drivers and Thanko regulars will be really cozy (and possibly roasted) this winter! This orange blanket is heated by a 12V cigar socket and warms up to 40°C (104°F) in less than a minute – way faster than the onboard AC can h[...]
Thanko Heated Blanket for Cars
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Sharp Tokai Challenger Solar Panel Car: Photos!

Remember the solar panel-covered car built by Sharp and Tokai University that we covered over a year ago? We got photos! Mosey your way down to the gallery. Looks sort of like a tamer, calmer, and ecologically friendlier Heavy Raider to me.
Sharp Tokai Challenger Solar Panel Car: Photos!
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Heated Car Seats for the Unheated-Car-Seat Owner

Going on sale in preparation for this winter is Thanko’s heated mat, for car seat owners who were unfortunate enough not to opt for heated seats (or cars with that option) and will thus freeze nearly to death for five minutes bef[...]
Heated Car Seats for the Unheated-Car-Seat Owner
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