Race is on to develop self-driving autos

Oct 18, 2013

Race is on to develop self-driving autos

by Kayo Mimizuka

Cars that drive themselves used to be a pipe dream, only to be seen in the movies. But with cars already packed with information technology, the idea is no longer far-fetched for global automakers, and the competition is heating up. U.S. companies are leading ...

ITS tech on display in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2013

ITS tech on display in Tokyo

by Masaaki Kameda

The newest technologies showcasing the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS) will be on view to the public starting Thursday as part of an ongoing conference in Tokyo. The exhibition under the 20th ITS World Congress at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward features ...

Oct 15, 2013

Use of 'ITS' to curb traffic jams, accidents

by Masaaki Kameda

Use of intelligent transport systems will lead to fewer traffic jams and accidents, experts said Tuesday at the ITS World Congress in Tokyo. “Synergistic effects can be expected by deploying ITS and infrastructure together,” Yukihiro Tsukada, director of the Research Center for Advanced Information ...

Sep 4, 2013

Mazda develops system to halt car-streetcar collisions

Mazda Motor Corp. and its research partners have jointly developed a sensor-based “intelligent transport system” to enable cars to avoid collisions with streetcars even in poor visibility. The carmaker will start trials on public roads of the system, which employs sensors and wireless data ...