Oct 31, 2015

Japan may widen millimeter-wave radar band for self-driving vehicles

Japan plans to work with the United States and European nations to explore the possibility of expanding a frequency band of millimeter-wave radar, a basic technology for self-driving vehicles, it was learned Saturday. A wider frequency band is believed to improve the accuracy of ...

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Dec 15, 2014

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday became the world’s first automaker to begin selling a hydrogen-powered vehicle, by offering its eco-friendly Mirai model to consumers in Japan. The fuel-cell vehicle, unveiled earlier this year, will hit the U.S. and European markets around next summer. The ...

Apr 4, 2014

Sales of imported vehicles up 12.7%

Sales of new imported vehicles, including those built abroad by Japanese automakers, rose 12.7 percent from the year before to 362,052 units in fiscal 2013, an industry body said Friday. Sales of foreign-brand vehicles soared 22.9 percent to 302,018 units, the second-highest figure since ...

Lamborghini eyes first SUV since '90s

Sep 24, 2013

Lamborghini eyes first SUV since '90s


Lamborghini expects the concept Urus vehicle, its first SUV since the Rambo Lambo of the 1990s, to get cleared for production, the supercar-maker’s chief executive officer said. “We’re working on it and it will come, which will be good for the brand,” Stephan Winkelmann ...