Major Japanese car manufacturers to equip their models with automated driving tech

Major Japanese car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor, will equip their main models with automated driving technology by around 2022, the Asian business and news website Nikkei has learned. With Japanese carmakers trailing U.S. and Chinese rivals, they see a need to quicken the pace of installing self-drive capability in their vehicles. The Japanese automakers are initially installing capabilities at level 2 […]

Japanese use motorway toilets to monitor driver fatigue

A motorway service station in Japan is offering drivers the chance to check their tiredness levels while using the toilet. A Japan Today article tells how its reporter Masanuki Sunakoma tried out the technology at Kanagawa Prefecture’s Ebina Service Area, 45 minutes from Tokyo. “Stepping inside the stall, he took a seat and saw a digital […]

Japanese driverless bus project trialling face ticketing

A driverless bus trial in Japan is using facial recognition cameras to allow people to pay for their journeys. Japan Today reports the services in the cities of Maebashi and Mita use a “face pass”  system in which passengers have their face scanned and registered beforehand so that their account gets charged automatically once their face is detected […]


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