Japan and car manufacturing are pretty much synonymous with robots. Some of the most advanced and practical bots hail from the former and work in the latter. It may, therefore,… read more
Traffic congestion costs the U.S. economy $100 billion a year, according to Winston’s research. Roughly 30,000 people die every year in car accidents, and many more are injured. Could self-driving cars bring those numbers down?
After years running on the fumes of hype, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit the road. Toyota made a big splash when it announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show that it would market such a car beginning in the 2015 model year. Hyundai has also committed to roll out a fuel-cell vehicle next year. And Honda has already begun leasing its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity to customers in California.
Toyota was the latest to step onboard the self-driving car hype machine this week when they announced they would offer a car with “automated driving technologies” by the mid-2010s. In recent months, several carmakers—Tesla, Nissan, BMW—have published forecasts of robot cars inside the next decade.
Given that California recently became the third state in the US to legalize driverless cars, it should come as no surprise that automakers are attempting to jockey for the lead… read more
During his recent trip through Asia, US President Barack Obama was introduced to a very unique type of Japanese citizen: the robotic kind. In a brief press event during the… read more
The Shanghai World Expo got a special treat this past week in the Japanese pavilion, when Toyota’s famed violin-playing robot thrilled the crowd with a rendition of the Chinese folk… read more