Automotive technology

Kenwood DRV-410D

Kenwood Releases Drive Recorder For Automotive Market With Standard Support For Parking

Kenwood will release a standard drive recorder, the DRV-410D, in mid-August to specific markets.

Hi-Fidelity and High Performance Sound – A Look at Pioneering Car Audio Brand Bewith's New 2016 Models

Let's continue the previous article's look at Japanese premium car audio brand Bewith's product development philosophy. We'll do this by looking at the fruits of the company's philosophy in its various product lines. Let's take a straightforward look at the advantages and special qualities of each model released in 2016.

Bewith Leads the Future of Car Audio with Advanced Technology and a Passion for Sound

Japanese luxury car audio brand Bewith has always searched for new ways to make hi-fi car audio incorporate 21st century concepts and do new things. In this article, we're going to dig deeper and explain the company's product development philosophy.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda offers automatic driving and FCV at Ise-Shima G7 Summit

Honda offered the Automatic Drive automatic driving car and Clarity Fuel Cell FCV at the 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit, held on May 26 and 27.
Suzuki Hustler turbo version (with a memory navigation system that has Dual Camera Brake Support and multi-around monitor)

2015 JNCAP: Suzuki achieves first perfect score for a kei car's safety performance with the Hustler

On March 24, 2016, Suzuki announced that they acquired a perfect score of 46 points for the first time in the keir car class safety performance assessment from the JNCAP, and have achieved the Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV +) evaluation.
Breath alcohol detector developed

A New Portable Precision Breathalyzer from Honda and Hitachi Can Interact With a Smart Key

On March 24, Honda and Hitachi facilities announced that they have co-produced a working prototype breathalyzer that interacts with a smart key.
Test results

JAF conducts test for bursting of tires due to insufficient air pressure

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) conducted a verification test using a tire testing device to verify the risk of bursting due to air pressure discrepancy. They then revealed the results of that test.
Honda booth (2016 ATTT)

2016 ATTT: Honda opens demo for Road Hints entertainment navigation service to public

Honda has been introducing their IT verification tests conducted in Japan and abroad, as well as sample results, at the 7th Automotive Telecommunication Technology Tokyo (ATTT) in Tokyo Big Sight from March 16 to 18, 2016.
A disaster prevention digital radio with GPS for moving bodies

Amanek starts development for Japan's first disaster prevention digital radio for moving bodies with GPS

Amanek Telematics Design started developing Japan's first disaster prevention digital radio with GPS for moving bodies,as a new initiative in adopting the platform of i-dio, a V-Low multimedia broadcasting service.
Technologies other than the EyeSight have a problem with reliability considering environmental concerns

How far can you drive automatically with the EyeSight? Subaru AutoPilot in 2020

A presentation as well as slideshow regarding Subaru's driving support systems and road map for autonomous driving was given during the Subaru Global Platform press release held on March 7. Corporate Senior Vice President & Subaru Technological Department Head Tetsuo Onuki was in-charge of the presentation.
Subaru Global Platform detailed explanation

Subaru Global Platform detailed explanation, aims for more enhanced dynamic material feel

The next-generation platform of Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries) was presented on March 7, 2016. It is called Subaru Global Platform, but what are its further details? Hereafter, it will be explained based on the presentation of Corporate Senior Vice President Tetsuo Onuki (Subaru Technology Headquarters Deputy General Manager), who is in charge mainly of technology-related announcements.
Driving music for babies: Koko ni Iru Yo

Nissan offers free driving music to lull babies

Nissan worked on driving music for babies, called Koko ni Iru Yo and Papipupepororin, and will distribute these songs through the AWA music service for free.
Nissan's self-driving experimental car for the on-road test (reference image)

Nissan to release self-driving cars in Japan within 2016

Nissan unveiled the Nissan Intelligent Mobility at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which pursues the goals of zero-emission vehicles and zero fatalities on the road.
Image of LTE and 5G being used

Denso and Docomo agree to cooperate in research and development of vehicle control systems that use LTE and 5G

In February 22, Denso Corporation and NTT Docomo announced that in order to realize advanced driver assistance and automated driving systems, they agreed to undertake joint research and development of vehicle control systems that use LTE and 5G, which are the next-generation mobile communications system.
Edge computing technology for advanced driving assistance

NTT, Toyota, & PFN announce demonstration for vehicles not to collide against each other

On February 16, 2016, NTT announced that they have actualized a demonstration following the concept 'Avoiding collision of cars' together with Toyota and Preferred Networks (PFN).
Intelligent Parking Chair

Nissan unveils automatic self-parking Intelligent Parking Chair

On February 15, Nissan unveiled the Intelligent Parking Chair. The Intelligent Parking Chair was developed along the same lines as the Intelligent Parking Assist parking assistance device.
Reroute Anytime function

Navitime adds new voice control function for rerouting to Car Navitime for Android

Navitime Japan launched the "Reroute Anytime" voice control function to the Car Navitime Android OS application.
A self-driving system verification test conducted by Hitachi Automotive

Hitachi Automotive to conduct self-driving verification test at Hitachinaka Road

Hitachi Automotive Systems announced that they will be conducting a verification test for the self-driving system they co-developed with Clarion, a Hitachi Group company, at Hitachinaka Road (Hitachinaka, Ibaraki).
Subaru EyeSight

EyeSight-equipped Subaru vehicles experience less accidents than the non-equipped by 60%, 80% less rear-end collision

On January 26, 2016, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) presented the results of the cases of accidents involving Subaru vehicles released into the market from 2010 to 2014.
Bosch public road self-driving test

Bosch launches public road self-driving test in Japan

On January 22, 2016, Bosch, a large German auto parts manufacturing company, announced that they have begun public road self-driving test in Japan.