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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[...]
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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[...]
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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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Dear Assistive Robot Industry, We Need You! Sincerely, Rapidly Aging Japan.

  Okay, so what’s an assistive robot? Well, they’re a lot more cool and useful and tech than it might sound. Think of them more like… social robots, or maybe cybernetic enhancements, or, some years down the road, but not too[...]
Dear Assistive Robot Industry, We Need You! Sincerely, Rapidly Aging Japan.

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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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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)
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Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

Toyota has developed the Partner Robot, to provide everyday assistance for people with disabilities. This robot has a compact, cylindrical body, so it can turn round in small spaces, as well as folding arms, which can do tasks such as [...]
Toyota Partner Robot provides everyday assistance for people with disabilities

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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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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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Kyocera, Osaka Gas, Aisin, Chofu and Toyota Announce the Commercialization of “ENE-FARM Type S” a new generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration system

Kyocera, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Chofu Seisakusho Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have completed co-development of a residential-use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) co-generation system (here[...]
Kyocera, Osaka Gas, Aisin, Chofu and Toyota Announce the Commercialization of “ENE-FARM Type S” a new generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration system

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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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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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Panasonic Delivers MirrorLink-Certified Display-Audio System for Toyota iQ

Panasonic announced that it has delivered its in-car Display-Audio system compatible with the new MirrorLink smartphone-to-car connectivity standard for the Toyota iQ city car. This genuine Toyota accessory named “Toyota Touch Li[...]
Panasonic Delivers MirrorLink-Certified Display-Audio System for Toyota iQ
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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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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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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′
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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
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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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[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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