Toyota Motor's move to sell its automated driving system to other companies reflects its pressing desire to set de facto industry standards in a showdown with Google-affiliated rival Waymo.
Toyota Motor will unveil its newest test vehicle for automated driving at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, in Las Vegas next week.
Standing in the BMW Group’s Tokyo Bay flagship showroom, Peter Kronschnabl is in his element. He glances around with palpable pride at the beautiful vehicles, which combine top-of-the-line luxury design with state-of-the-art technology. Growing up with a passion for cars and later majoring in business, Kronschnabl joined the firm’s Munich office in 1995, and his career with BMW has since taken him around the world.
Japan has seen a series of incidents in which people inside cars stalled by heavy snow suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.
The National Police Agency on Thursday unveiled a draft bill that would allow vehicles with a high level of autonomous features to run on public roads, with an eye toward implementing the legislation in the first half of 2020.
The time needed to travel between Tokyo and Hokkaido on a Shinkansen bullet train is set to fall below four hours.
Japanese trading house Marubeni will test out automated vehicles at airports serving the Tokyo and Nagoya areas next month, teaming with Tokyo-based autonomous driving startup ZMP.
Japanese online service developer DeNA launched a free car-hailing campaign on Wednesday, in a bid to catch up with bigger competitors in an increasingly crowded market.
Uber Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd. are among the companies that will flood London with 3,000 electric vehicles as part of a study aimed at overcoming a shortage of charging points blamed for holding back sales.
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions, Toshiba's infrastructure unit, is teaming up with Johnson Controls Power Solutions of the U.S. to make lithium-ion batteries, the Japanese company said on Wednesday.