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HERE plans to partner with Pioneer to extend its mapping coverage to Japan


HERE  has plans to enter into a strategic partnership with Pioneer to deliver global mapping solutions and next generation location-based services to the automotive and other industries. Crucially, the partnership will allow HERE to extend its mapping coverage to Japan for the first time. By linking their complementary mapping and …

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Japan to ease testing of self driving cars


The Japanese government has decided to make testing of self-driving technology on public roads easier. It will give country’s strategic special zones the task of promoting deregulation in this field. The area around Haneda Airport in Tokyo’s Ota Ward will be the first such zone. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had clarified last …

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Japan: Cambridge Mobile Telematics forms joint venture with Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance


Published: August 31, 2016  Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance (ADI), a global insurance company, designed to bring a behavior-based telematics program to Japan has extended a strategic partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), a leading telematics technology provider. The two companies are eyeing a bigger market share with this collaboration and expand …

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Japan: DeNA unveils its first self-driving ‘Robot Shuttle’

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Published: July 11, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan Japanese mobile internet company DeNA Co., has recently announced its plans to enter the self-driving market. Through this recent move, the company has decided to introduce transportation service in Japan that uses self-driving buses. It has plans to launch the service next month in a large park …

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Japanese professor develops method to predict traffic jam by driver’s behavior


Published: May 14, 2015 | Japan Toshio Ito, professor at the College of Systems Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan has developed a method to predict traffic jam by using a machine learning technique called “neural network system” (NNS, error back propagation method) to process the variance and …

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Telenav expands its global automotive presence in Japan


Published: February 12, 2015 | California, United States Telenav announced the debut of its Japan-based Automotive office and the key hirings of Hiroshi Miyamoto and Masaya (Matt) Hashida as Director of Business Development and Director of Customer Solutions respectively. The new office, located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, is an expansion of …

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Toyota launches T-Connect telematics service with interactive response and third-party apps


Published: June 18, 2014 | Japan Toyota Motor Corporation will begin rolling out “T-Connect” in Japan. T-Connect is a new telematics service, along with compatible navigation systems and a smartphone app. Toyota sees T-Connect as an exciting way to help bring about its vision for smarter, future mobility in which …

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Japan: Panasonic to release car navigation unit – Gorilla Eye

Japan: Panasonic to release car navigation unit - Gorilla Eye

Panasonic Corporation Automotive & Industrial Systems, Inc. (Yoshihiko Yamada representative) has announced the release of five new models SSD portable car navigation “Gorilla Eye”, sequentially from the 20th September. Pansasonic has led the market in car navigation systems, due to its “positioning accuracy”, “map readability” and “system usability”, with 400 …

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NNG expands its Japanese navigation market portfolio with iGO

iGO Navigation

Japan: NNG has entered the Japanese automotive market with a localized version of its iGO Navigation software. As per the company, the new software version meets the demands of the Japan Market and delivers a wide range of Japan-specific features. Since 2011, NNG’s Japan product has undergone intensive planning and …

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GPS/LBS devices shipment to reach around 1015 million units by 2015


USA: According to recent research report, “GPS Market Forecast to 2015”, from RNCOS, it is forecasted that shipment of GPS/LBS devices will grow at a CAGR of around 15% during 2012-2015 to reach around 1015 Million Units by 2015. Besides, the global navigation satellite systems’ (GNSS) technology, which is expected …

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