Mazda unveiled its next-generation subcompact concept model, Mazda HAZUMI, at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. Foreshadowing Mazda’s next-generation subcompact car, Mazda HAZUMI incorporates the four key pillars of Mazda’s vehicle engineering; SKYACTIV..
Travelers on the Yamagata Shinkansen Line in Japan will be able to soak their tired tootsies starting this summer, without even getting off the bullet train. The rail operator East Japan Railway..
Nissan announced the development of the Smart rearview mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions, but also allows the driver the ability to..
Honda today unveiled the New Civic Type R Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The highly-anticipated production new Type R will debut in Europe during 2015. Described by the design team..
Fujitsu Ten developer of the ECLIPSE car navigation brand, has developed a prototype model of the English version of the Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit. The prototype model performs searches through connection..
Toyota to begin testing of wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles
Toyota will begin verification testing of its newly developed wireless battery charging system for vehicles with an electrified powertrain, such as plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, in late February in Aichi Prefecture,..
Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem. Toyota..
Mitsubishi Electric’s Ultra-simple HMI predicts a car driver’s needs for the safe and easy operation of vehicle equipment in one or two steps in less than 15 seconds. Mitsubishi Electric’s highly intelligent..
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) the maker of Subaru automobiles, has just unveiled the all-new Legacy (US specifications) at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The new Legacy ushers in the sixth generation of..
Honda exhibited the world premiere of the Honda Vision XS-1 at the 12th Auto Expo 2014 in India.The Honda Vision XS-1 is a creative study model which embodies Honda’s vision for the..
Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the all-new Legacy (US specifications model) will make its world debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Legacy, Subaru’s flagship..
Toyota has suspended sales in the US and Canada of 6 models whose seat heaters do not meet local safety standards. Toyota has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a..
Honda, jointly with Miyakojima City and Toshiba began experimental test-driving of the MC-β, Honda’s micro-sized EV, using photovoltaic (PV) energy as part of the Miyakojima City Small-sized Electromotive Mobility Project. Through this..
Hino and Denso jointly develops world’s first electric refrigerator system for heavy-duty trucks using a hybrid unit
Hino Motors and Denso have jointly developed the world’s first electric refrigerator system for heavy-duty trucks using a hybrid unit. With the combination of Hino’s hybrid powertrain system technology and Denso’s electric..
Japanese research team aims for battery-powered airplanes carrying four to six passengers in 5 years
A group including Kyushu University, Yaskawa Electric and Ryokeiso is planning test flights of quiet and environmentally friendly electric airplanes — not the toy radio control type, but aircraft ready to carry..