Subliminal ads fast-tracked for maglev trains in Japan

/ Apr 1, 2017

Subliminal ads fast-tracked for maglev trains in Japan

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A team of researchers at Shizuoka University is hitching a ride on Japan's bullet train technology, aiming to transmit targeted advertising at high speeds. Using a groundbreaking technique called high-speed suggestive particle mapping (HS-SPAM), the system relies on embedded arrays of microscopic LEDs that flash ...

Sep 26, 2016

Cabinet adopts bill to legalize maglev loans

The Cabinet on Monday adopted a bill that will allow the central government to make unsolicited loans for building Central Japan Railway Co.'s high-speed maglev line. The government hopes the bill will help get the nation's first line for magnetically levitated trains running up to ...

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Dec 18, 2015

Tunneling begins on Japan's first maglev line

Full-fledged construction work began Friday on the nation's first magnetic levitation train line, with Central Japan Raiway Co. beginning the digging of a 25-km tunnel between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. Of the 286-km route envisioned for the line, which aims to connect Tokyo with Nagoya ...

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Nov 9, 2015

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Japan and the United States agreed Monday to set up a bilateral conference to exchange information about advanced train technology as Tokyo steps up its efforts to export Japanese high-speed rail systems. Transport minister Keiichi Ishii and his U.S. counterpart, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, agreed ...