Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Business / Corporate Feb 5, 2020

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Major taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Co. and information technology firm DeNA Co. will integrate their taxi-hailing app businesses April 1. With their integrated services, over 100,000 taxis will be available for hailing, the companies said Tuesday. The integration is intended to increase cost competitiveness, improve customer ...

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

National Jan 26, 2020

AI to assist railway companies combat problems with snow accumulation

Japanese railway companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help tackle potential problems for their shinkansen bullet trains caused by snow accumulation. West Japan Railway Co. is developing an AI system to gauge the amount of snow that collects on Hokuriku Shinkansen trains that travel ...

Paralympic pressure: Progress doubted on barrier-free access push

National Jan 20, 2020

Paralympic pressure: Progress doubted on barrier-free access push

Japan is accelerating efforts to improve access to accommodations and transport for the Paralympics, but people with disabilities are questioning whether enough is being done. While the games are being touted as a chance to create a more inclusive society, 66 percent of respondents to ...