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Missile-maker adapts guidance systems for self-driving cars

Mar 30, 2016

Missile-maker adapts guidance systems for self-driving cars

Mitsubishi Electric Corp., a supplier of air-to-air missiles to Japan’s armed forces, is looking to adapt the technologies it originally developed for military use to help autonomous driving cars detect obstacles and avoid collisions. Components such as millimeter-wave radar, sonar, sensors and cameras — ...

Strong yen is a brake on Japanese carmakers' profits

Feb 15, 2016

Strong yen is a brake on Japanese carmakers' profits

Japanese automakers may have run out of the fuel that has driven profits higher for the past four years: the weaker yen. Toyota Motor Corp. and Japan’s six other automakers may combine to earn ¥4.55 trillion in the fiscal year through March 2017, according ...

Dec 17, 2015

Yamaha CEO sees room to exceed targets on emerging markets

Yamaha Motor Co. may beat its profit forecasts if emerging markets hold up better than expected, according to Chief Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yanagi, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s interest rate hike in the United States. The motorcycle and boat manufacturer may achieve an operating profit ...

Oct 28, 2015

Nissan reportedly to consider plan to end Renault control of alliance

Nissan Motor Co. is considering plans to restructure its alliance with Renault SA, including ending the French manufacturer’s voting rights, according to sources. A paper circulated to Renault board members by Nissan Chief Competitive Officer Hiroto Saikawa laid out a scenario that could grant ...