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Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps

At the Chiba Institute of Technology, a group led by Shuro Nakajima has developed a robot wheelchair that can climb over steps. This robot can make a variety of movements, using its four-wheel drive and five axes. Normally, it rolls al[...]
Robotic wheelchair from Chiba Tech turns wheels into legs and climbs over steps

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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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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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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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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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Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

Toyota has developed robots for care support, in response to society’s aging demographics. These robots have been co-developed with Fujita Health University. They utilize advanced technologies from Toyota, including motor control[...]
Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

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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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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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[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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[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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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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Nissan and 4R Energy Develop new EV Charging System

Nissan and 4R Energy Corporation announced that the two companies have developed a charging system for electric vehicles that combines a solar power generation system with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Testing of this new chargi[...]
Nissan and 4R Energy Develop new EV Charging 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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Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle

Pioneer Japan introduced the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, the company’s first Navigation System tailored and optimized for an EV (Electric Vehicle). Pioneer did not simply re-brand one of its Navigation Systems, but built a completely new devi[...]
Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle
Pioneer develop the first Navigation System for Electric Vehicle

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Toyota Housing bring EV’s power to home

Toyota Housing builds an experimental house in Toyota City (Aichi Prefecture) that comes with the possibility to be powered by any EV or PHEV Cars (Electric Vehicle / Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) in case of emergency. Equipped with[...]
Toyota Housing bring EV’s power to home
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Toyota develops low-priced EV charging stand

Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Media Service showed their jointly developed G-Station, a charging stand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, at the Smart Grid Exhibition 2011. G-Station verifies and communicates via a non-con[...]
Toyota develops low-priced EV charging stand

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Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes

Last Week Both Toshiba and Mitsubishi announced that Toshiba’s SCiB or Super Charge Ion Battery technology would now be part of Mitsubishi i-MiEV EV. The main advantage of Toshiba’s SCiB technology over other batteries is its capacity [...]
Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes
Mitsubishi to use Toshiba’s SCiB battery to recharge its i-MiEV to 80 percent in just 15 minutes

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Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it

Schedule to be put on the market within this year at a price yet disclosed this the JEVC or Japan EV Club demonstrated at Tokyo Smart Grid Exhibition a DIY EV replica of the French first super car the “JAMAIS CONTENTE” that was the fir[...]
Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it
Build-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of itBuild-up your Own “JAMAIS CONTENTE” EV Replica just for the fun of it

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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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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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