27 novembre 2018

Driverless taxi debuts in Tokyo in 'world first' trial ahead of Olympics

Driverless taxi debuts in Tokyo in 'world first' trial ahead of Olympics A self-driving taxi has successfully taken paying passengers through the busy streets of Tokyo, raising the prospect that the service will be ready in time to ferry athletes and tourists between sports venues and the city centre during the 2020 Summer Olympics. ZMP, a developer of autonomous driving technology, and the taxi company Hinomaru Kotsu, claim that the road tests, which began this week, are the first in the world to involve driverless... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2018

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN Japan has an Olympic dream - that Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be able to amaze the world again by showcasing the future of travel; state-of-the-art self-driving cars. Only days prior to the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964 did the groundbreaking high-speed railway Shinkansen go into service. Shinkansen was able to reduce the duration of the trip between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan’s two main economic centers, by more than 3 hours. The Olympic organizing committee has publicly stated... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2018

Companies gear up for C-V2X validation trials in Japan

Companies gear up for C-V2X validation trials in Japan Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DoCoMo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan to validate the technology and demonstrate its benefits. The trials are designed to show the enhanced range, reliability and latency benefits of C-V2X direct communications operating in 5-GHz band. Additionally, the C-V2X trials aim to demonstrate the complementary benefits of network-based communications... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2018

Safety and self-driving vehicles

Safety and self-driving vehicles The government wants to promote self-driving vehicles as a key feature of its strategy for economic growth. At a meeting last month of the government council on investing in the future, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed autonomous driving technology as “a major weapon for a productivity revolution” and ordered relevant ministries and agencies to accelerate work on regulations permitting self-driving cars. Road testing has already begun in Japan under tight conditions, and the government has an... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2018

Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month

Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month Nissan Motor and DeNA announced today that field tests of Easy Ride, the self-driving taxi service they developed together, will begin next month in Japan. This means that Nissan and DeNA now rank among Uber, Lyft, GM, Didi Chuxing and other companies pioneering self-driving taxi pilots, with the goal of launching commercially within the next few years. DeNA is a Tokyo-headquartered online services company that is probably best known... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2018

Forget self-driving cars — these self-driving slippers are the future we deserve

As marketing gimmicks go, I’ll take self-driving slippers over flamethrowers any day. Nissan recently developed a system for slippers to “park” themselves at the entrance of a traditional Japanese inn at the push of a button, in a bid to both delight travelers and market its semi-autonomous ProPilot driving technology. 【TECH for LIFE】ProPILOT Park RYOKAN | Inspired by NISSAN ProPILOT Park #技術の日産   Each slipper is equipped with two tiny wheels, a motor, and sensors to “drive” across the wooden lobby... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2018

Japan is Testing Driverless Buses to Help the Elderly Get Around

Japan is Testing Driverless Buses to Help the Elderly Get Around Japan is bringing autonomous vehicle technology to rural areas of the country where a majority of the population is over the age of 65. Nishikata, Japan, 115 km (71 miles) from the capital of Tokyo, is one such area. Roughly one-third of its small population ofvc 6,300 people are elderly, and with limited buses and bus drivers, it can be difficult for these residents to get around. Enter the Robot Shuttle, a six-seat driverless bus from game developer DeNA Co, which... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2017

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN Japan has an Olympic dream - that Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be able to amaze the world again by showcasing the future of travel; state-of-the-art self-driving cars. Only days prior to the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964 did the groundbreaking high-speed railway Shinkansen go into service. Shinkansen was able to reduce the duration of the trip between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan’s two main economic centers, by more than 3 hours. The Olympic organizing committee has publicly stated... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2017

ADAS —A Promising New Field for the Nisshinbo Group

ADAS — A Promising New Field for the Nisshinbo Group Based on our passion for innovation — an integral part of the Nisshinbo Group’s Corporate Philosophy — we are committed to contributing to society through our business activities, aiming to provide value that leads to a safer and more secure society for everyone. We are now harnessing innovation in the automotive field to develop new products for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS).   Using in-house technology to help solve social issues As an Environment... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2017

Japanese car manufacturers starting to concentrate on strengthening the ADAS system

Japanese car manufacturers starting to concentrate on strengthening the ADAS system In summer of 2016 the Japanese car manufacturers have strengthened their mass production of the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). Among them, Nissan is the most aggressive manufacturer. Nissan's autonomous driving system is named “ProPILOT”. The new Nissan “SERENA” is the first vehicle to adopt the “ProPILOT”. The autonomous driving system in the SERENA is currently just for same lane automatic driving. Nissan includes the advanced ADAS... [Lire la suite]