Sony showed off its automated electric concept car in Japan for the first time Monday, ahead of the planned start of testing by fiscal year-end on public roads at home as well as in the U.S. and Europe.
Murata Manufacturing is leveraging its know-how from producing electronics parts to shrink automotive components, seeing an opportunity presented with vehicle electrification.
Nissan Motor has unveiled its first new electric car in a decade, part of an overhaul of its lineup and strategy that the financially stretched Japanese automaker hopes will help it regain its luster after steep losses.
Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd will buy a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and the two will jointly develop EV batteries, the companies said on Friday.
After Takahiro Hachigo took over at Honda Motor in 2015, the Japanese automaker has implemented a string of reforms to shore up its auto business, including closing plants at home and abroad and shaking up supply chains. But it left one entity untouched -- Honda R&D, its crown jewel research unit, once headed by legendary founder Soichiro Honda more than a half century ago.
Electric-car maker Tesla and Japanese partner Panasonic have entered into a new three-year agreement on the supply of batteries from the sprawling Gigafactory 1 in the U.S. state of Nevada.
When minutes count in saving lives, a system pioneered in Japan called D-Call Net is making all the difference.
Nidec, the world's largest motor manufacturer, will set up a new research and development facility in China for drive motors used in electric vehicles, Nikkei has learned, hoping to counter risks arising from Sino-U.S. tensions and also take in Chinese demand.