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Nissan's driverless cars tow peers onto piers for loading

Dec 5, 2016

Nissan's driverless cars tow peers onto piers for loading

At one of its plants in Japan, Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading onto transport ships. The automaker thinks the technology will, in the long run, save costs and boost efficiency. ...

Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the ...

Dec 4, 2016

Sake brewery to open shop in Paris with Robuchon

Asahi Shuzo Co., maker of popular Japanese sake brand Dassai, will open a shop in Paris as early as next spring in collaboration with renowned French chef Joel Robuchon. The Paris outlet will sell Dassai and operate a bar, with Robuchon to oversee a ...

Dec 4, 2016

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November ...

Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy: jobs report

Dec 3, 2016

Trump to inherit solid but uneven economy: jobs report

The U.S. jobs report released Friday made one thing clear: President-elect Donald Trump will inherit the same two-track U.S. economy that bedeviled his predecessor. Hiring is solid and the unemployment rate low. But longer-term problems persist — especially a stubbornly high number of men ...