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Yamato and DeNA test autonomous delivery system in Japan

by Kazuaki Nagata

On Tuesday, Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co. tested an autonomous vehicle delivery service to gauge the potential of self-driving technology in the field of logistics. The two Tokyo-based companies conducted the experiment in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, in which an electric car navigated through a short, quarantined road without anyone sitting ...

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

/ Apr 22, 2018

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

It has been being jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon." But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of U.S.-style mass social media manipulation. Maya Gilliss-Chapman, a Cambodian tech entrepreneur ...

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

/ Apr 20, 2018

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Some cafes are offering college students simulated experiences of everyday life at work in a company, using virtual reality technology. The simulation takes the user through a day in the life of a company employee, moving beyond the explanations given at company information sessions. The content ...

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea and U.S., study shows

/ Apr 17, 2018

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea and U.S., study shows

China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, according to a U.S. study released Monday. The study released by the CTIA, a U.S.-based industry association of wireless carriers, suggested that the ...

Toyota to launch 'talking' vehicles in U.S. in 2021

/ Apr 17, 2018

Toyota to launch 'talking' vehicles in U.S. in 2021

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2021 that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology, the automaker said Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually. The U.S. Transportation Department must decide whether to adopt a pending proposal ...

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