Automotive technology

Nissan autonomous vehicle testing on public roads

Nissan to begin first European autonomous vehicle testing on public London Roads

On 13 January, Nissan announced that they would be conducting their first European testing of autonomous driving vehicles on public roads in London.
2011 Toyota Corolla for US

Toyota expands Takata airbag recall to 540,000 cars in US

On January 13, Toyota expanded its Japan recall for the Lexus IS and LFA over defective Takata airbags to the United States.
Scion FR-S (Toyota 86)

Toyota recalls 86 in US over AT defect

Toyota has issued a recall for some models the latest 86 FR sports car model in the US.
Toyota Concept-i

CES 2017: Toyota's Concept-i is a car that can communicate with drivers

On 4 January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Toyota Motors gave the public their first look at the company’s new concept car, the Concept-i. Perhaps the most interesting facet of this vehicle is that it is a car that is able to “talk with humans” due to the inclusion of artificial intelligence housed within the vehicle.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at 2017 CES

2017 CES: Nissan plans to expand ProPilot to over 10 models by 2020 globally

At a keynote address on January 5 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn revealed that the company is going to expand its ProPilot automatic driving technology to a global scale.
Honda Dream Drive

2017 CES: Honda unveils new on-board infotainment technology

On January 5, Honda unveiled the new technology behind its on-board information system at 2017 CES in Las Vegas.
The "Remote Parking" menu is quite simple and divided into two tiles

CES 2017: Demo Report on Clarion and Hitachi's Remote Parking System

Report of the "Remote Parking" system developed by Clarion and Hitachi announced at the end of last year
Honda In-Vehicle Payment

2017 CES: Honda unveils In-Vehicle Payment system

On January 5 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Honda unveiled its In-Vehicle Payment system, developed collaboratively with Visa.
Autonomous Vehicle Detour Mapping Technology, Nissan SAM

CES 2017: Nissan Announces SAM for Use with Autonomous Cars and Detour Mapping

On 5 January at CES in Las Vegas, Nissan Motors announced their new technology, Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) that the company hopes to utilize toward getting more autonomous driving cars on the road faster.
Honda's New Traffic Congestion Combatting Technology, Safe Swarm

CES 2017: Honda Introduces Tech For Reducing Traffic, Based on Schools of Fish

On 5 January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Honda announced their new connected car technology known as “Safe Swarm.”
Honda (CES 2017)

CES 2017: Automatic Driving EV with "Emotion Engine" Honda NeuV Announced

On 5 January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Honda premiered their new EV commuter concept car, the NeuV, equipped with automatic driving functionality.
2017 Toyota Camry for US

Toyota recalls Camry in US over airbag defect

In mid-December, Toyota Motor Sales USA announced that it was recalling some cars in two models including the Camry over a defect in their airbags. According to Toyota Motor Sales USA, there is a chance that incorrect parts were used for the installation of the lower portion of the instrument panel for the front seat knee airbags.
Suzuki Spacia X Dual Camera Brake Support

JNCAP 2016: Suzuki Spacia gets highest rank for preventative safety assessment

Suzuki announced that its Solio compact and Spacia kei car equipped with all-direction monitor and Dual Camera Brake Support have won an ASV++ ranking from the 2016 JNCAP preventative safety performance assessment. ASV++ is the highest rank awarded.
Mitsubishi Outlander

IIHS Crash Safety: Mitsubishi Outlander honored for exceptional safety in the U.S.

On December 7, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that its Outlander was awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick+, the highest safety rating awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S.
Lexus RX

IIHS Crash Safety: Four Lexus models awarded highest safety rating in the U.S.

On December 8, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS) announced that four of its Lexus models were awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sports (RVR in Japan)

Mitsubishi expands Outlander Sports recall over rear gate defect to US

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that Mitsubishi has expanded its late-November recall of the Outlander Sports in Japan to the United States.
Toyota Prius (North American model)

IIHS Crash Safety: Five Toyotas awarded highest safety rating in the U.S.

On December 8, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS) announced that five of its models were awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S.
2010 Subaru Legacy

Subaru expands water pump recall to China

At the end of November, Subaru expanded its recall of the Legacy and other models to China.
EyeSight

Subaru’s EyeSight models top one million units in global sales

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) announced that in November, global sales of Subaru vehicles featuring its EyeSight advanced safety system reached the one million unit mark. FHI was able to achieve this milestone in around eight and a half years after its release to the Japanese market in May 2008.
Honda Ridgeline

IIHS Crash Safety: Three Honda vehicles awarded highest safety rating in the U.S.

On December 7, American Honda announced that three of its models have been received the 2017 Top Safety Pick+, highest safety rating awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S.
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