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Sumitomo Partners Gogoro to Launch New GoShare Electric Scooter Sharing Service in Japan

Sumitomo Partners Gogoro to Launch New GoShare Electric Scooter Sharing Service in Japan Smartscooter sustainable personal urban mobility electric vehicle

TOKYO, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sumitomo Corporation and Gogoro®, today announced a joint partnership and introduced a new Smartscooter (electric scooter) sharing service that will launch this year in Japan called GoShare™. Read Sustainable Urban Mobility Startup Gogoro Completes Series C Investment Round “The Sumitomo Corporation and Gogoro partnership represents two companies that share a similar vision for making the world a better place through

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Taxi Alliance Stops Uber from Disrupting Tokyo’s Ride-hailing Industry

Taxi unions Alliance Stops Uber from Disrupting Tokyo's Ride-hailing Industry

Uber’s  blitzkrieg (translated from German as the “lightning war”) strategy to disrupt and conquer the ride-hailing industry in cities, continues to face strong opposition and resistance from taxi unions and regulators. In 2015, taxi unions in Tokyo joined forces to bring the ride-hailing giant to its knees – Their victory sets the stage for taxi unions around the world to resist the Uber’s

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Car sharing service featuring Nissan’s ultra-compact electric vehicle launches in Japan

Nissan car sharing service in Yokohama Japan features new mobility ultra light electric vehicle

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the City of Yokohama are introducing a round-trip car sharing service today featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an ultra-compact electric vehicle. The service, “Choimobi Yokohama,” enables users who register online to pick up and return cars in 14 locations around Yokohama Station. Cars can be reserved 30 minutes in advance and

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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Technologies for Automated 3D Mapping

Combination of AI and proprietary Mobile Mapping System could help hasten autonomous driving March 15, 2017 10:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed technologies for automated mapping and extraction of transitions in mapping landscape based on artificial intelligence (AI) and the company’s own Mobile Mapping System (MMS) for highly precise three-dimensional

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Malaysia’s Electric Scooter Startup Eclimo Electrifies Local EV Scene

This week, a ministerial proposal to ban motorcycles from Kuala Lumpur in effort to reduce carbon emission has prompted criticism from Malaysians. Flying below the radar of the discourse, however, is a homegrown manufacturer of a greener alternative that has been steadily growing. Enter Eclimo, the Penang-based electric vehicle maker that will celebrate its ninth year of operations by June

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Laptop-sized 4-wheeler They Call “WALKCAR”

TOKYO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — COCOA MOTORS, Inc. (R) announced on October 13 that WALKCAR (R), the world’s smallest car, will be available for pre-order at Cocoa Motors Online Store (http://www.cocoamotors.com) from Friday, October 21, at 13:00 local time in Japan. WALKCAR is a 13-inch laptop-sized car that weighs only 2.8 kg, built with a carbon body. It reaches a top speed of 16km/h. One

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Courier Bicycles to Deliver Food in Tokyo

TOKYO—Uber Technologies Inc. plans to launch its food-delivery business in Japan on Thursday, preparing for a gradual rollout across a country where its main ride-hailing business is barred. Uber is introducing the service, dubbed UberEats, in Tokyo, a city where good restaurants are plentiful but their food isn’t always available for delivery. Tokyo is the 34th city UberEats has entered.

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Japan Consortium to Develop 3-D Maps for Autonomous Driving

Enhancing the safety of autonomous driving requires more detailed information than the capability of exiting car navigation systems, such as the numbers of traffic lanes and their widths, the locations of traffic lights, utility poles and road signs and the slope angles of roads. The consortium of companies, including Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and map publisher Zenrin Co., aim to complete

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ASEAN Auto Tariff Expands Free Zone in 2018

Thailand-based OEMs are set to benefit from the expansion of an existing auto tariff-free zone to ASEAN members Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam in 2018. Thailand is a regional production and export hub for the world’s top automakers, including Japan’s Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Isuzu and Nissan, as well as U.S.-based General Motors, primarily Chevrolet, and Ford. According to global market-research firm IHS, Thai

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