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Komatsu and Toyota to Develop Autonomous Light Vehicle for Mining Operations

Komatsu and Toyota have announced a joint venture to create an Autonomous Light Vehicle (ALV) that will integrate with Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). The project aims to bolster safety and increase productivity in mining operations through advanced autonomous technologies. The ALV is currently undergoing testing at the companies’ proving grounds, and the partnership plans to have a proof of […]

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Japan’s Industrialization: Key Players and Milestones

Japan’s industrialization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a fascinating and remarkable story of a nation that transformed itself from an isolated feudal society into a modern industrial powerhouse. The history of Japan’s industrialization is filled with challenges, determination, and the foresight of visionaries who played a vital role in various development steps. This story delves into […]

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Digital Twins: Transforming Japan’s Manufacturing Industry

In recent years, Japan has emerged as a leader in the development and implementation of digital twin technology. Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical objects, systems, or processes that can be used for simulation, analysis, and optimization. They can be used to improve product design, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in manufacturing. In Japan, a wide range of industries […]

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Toyota Launches the C+walk S in Japan, a New Form of Walking-Assistance Mobility

Toyota said that it will release the C+walk S, a pedestrian-mobility-assistance model that is the second in the new C+walk mobility series. The C+walk S will go on sale at Toyota automobile dealers and be offered at rental and leasing stores from March 20. In addition, Toyota has also improved the standing-type model C+walk T as well as the C+pod. […]

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Toyota: Sales, Production, and Export Results for 2022

Toyota announcesdits sales, production, and export results for December 2022 as well as the cumulative total from January to December 2022, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu and Hino. Highlights: – In 2022 (January to December), despite the impact of production constraints caused by the spread of COVID-19, increased demand for semiconductors, and other factors, global sales were at the same […]

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The University of Tokyo, Toyota, and TRENDE to Begin Testing of Next-generation Electricity System

Aiming for the efficient usage of electricity, the three parties will test a system for trading electricity between individuals by utilizing distributed power supplies such as solar panels, secondary batteries, and electrified vehicles. Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2019―The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and TRENDE Inc., (TRENDE) will jointly conduct tests, from June 17 at Toyota’s Higashifuji […]

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The master craftsmanship of the Century, Japan’s only chauffeur-driven car

A look inside Toyota Motor East Japan’s Higashi-Fuji Plant, which is responsible for producing every Century model, reveals the many ways master craftsmen leave their mark. A full model change in June 2018 led to the development of the third-generation Century, which remains Japan’s only chauffeur-driven automobile. Each Century model has been handcrafted at Higashi-Fuji Plant of Toyota Motor East […]

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Japan Takes Fast Follower Approach on Artificial Intelligence, Too

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has recently become a buzzword around the globe. The processing power of microchips is now strong enough for machines to do very complex tasks. In 2015, Google’s AlphaGo defeated the best human players in the board game Go, which was considered the last bastion of human advantage. It did not use pure computing power, but deep […]

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Japanese Business at a Tipping Point: The Importance of Marketing

This is the first in a series of columns about Japan Inc.’s ultimate global challenge: marketing. Japan is the world’s third largest economy; it is an influential country and will continue to be a valuable contributor to the global economy. In the 1950s, Japan competed largely on low prices, low wages and selling cheap imitations of western goods. Recognizing the […]

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Toyota Closes Another Gap in Sustainable Mobility

Green driving just got one option richer in Japan. At one of its largest press conferences since introducing the Mirai two years ago, Toyota launched its new Prius PHV plug-in hybrid. The automaker is shooting to sell each month 2,500 of the car it considers to be a key to sustainable mobility. Consumers nowadays have a broad range of electrified […]

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