Self-driving bus goes for a test ride in Osaka

Business Dec 16, 2019

Self-driving bus goes for a test ride in Osaka

Osaka City Bus Corp. took media representatives for a test ride on a self-driving bus Monday. The affiliate of subway operator Osaka Metro Co. aims to start autonomous bus services in fiscal 2020, which starts April 1, in the city's waterfront area. A French-made Navya Arma ...

Self-driving wheelchairs tested at Haneda Airport

National Dec 2, 2019

Self-driving wheelchairs tested at Haneda Airport

Trials of next-generation self-driving electric wheelchairs have been carried out at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, to help elderly and other people get to boarding gates more easily. Japan Airlines aims to start using the self-driving wheelchairs as early as the business year that starts next ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...