Arm Holdings, the British chip technology firm owned by Japan's Softbank Group Corp, is joining with automakers General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp to establish common computing systems for self-driving cars, an effort the companies hope will speed development of the technology.
Toyota Motor's expansion of its capital partnership with Subaru aims to help Japan's largest automaker develop a balanced worldwide network for emerging technologies such as self-driving vehicles, as upstarts vie with established players to set global standards.
Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transport, but at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games they will represent Toyota Motor Corp.’s best bet for wider acceptance of hydrogen power — technology so far eclipsed by electric vehicles.
Honda Motor will stop selling diesel vehicles in Europe by 2021, becoming the latest global automaker to end development of the engine in favor of electrified cars.
An international conference on fuel cells that is scheduled to open here Wednesday is set to call for powering 10 million vehicles -- including trains, planes and automobiles -- with the environmentally friendly technology in 10 years, Nikkei has learned.
The Fukushima Prefectural Government is leading a collaborative effort involving companies from different industries and a robotics testing field to invent a flying car.
Inspired by new ultrathin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp. is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day operate without needing to be plugged in.
Formations of alliances between carmakers have been expanding further. Auto manufacturers are struggling for survival in an industry that has been undergoing radical change due to the accelerated development of next-generation technologies. They are being put to the test over the results of their strategies.
The transport ministry plans to set up priority lanes for self-driving vehicles on some sections of expressways and other general roads.
Electric vehicles will indicate how much charge they can still hold under proposed guidelines being drawn up for carmakers by the Japanese government.