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Next-generation ‘digital cockpits’ for cars just years away

| Emerging Technologies, Japan | August 10, 2015

Next-generation ‘digital cockpits’ for cars just years away

Alps Electric Co., Japan has unveiled a prototype automobile cockpit system that digitally displays information on the windshield, enabling drivers to keep their eyes on the road instead of the dashboard.

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Japan’s Sekisui Chemical develop Silicon based 600 km range battery

| Car Industry, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid, Japan, Manufacturing/Plants | January 12, 2014

Japan's Sekisui Chemical develop Silicon based 600 km range battery

Sekisui Chemical has developed a material that can triple the capacity of lithium ion batteries, allowing electric vehicles to travel about 600km on a single charge, roughly as far as gasoline-powered cars can go without refilling.

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Check out the new lowest car in the Guinness Book of World Records

| Car News, Japan, New Cars, Videos | October 14, 2012

Check out the new lowest car in the Guinness Book of World Records

“Mirai” was featured in the new Guinness World Records 2013 book for being the Lowest Roadworthy Car. “Mirai”, which means ‘future’ in Japanese, measures 17.79 in (45.2 cm) from the ground to highest part of the car. It was created by students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course at Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan.

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Honda finds a way to make the Segway look elegent

| Emerging Technologies, Green Culture, Honda, Japan, Transportation Alternatives | June 22, 2012

Honda is jumping into the personal-mobility vehicle market associated with the Segway, and the Japanese automaker even has a cute name for the device.

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