2011 Tokyo Motor Show
We couldn't resist showing you just one more concept from the recent 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, as next year's Detroit and Geneva shows approach at ever greater pace. You'll be familiar with Mitsubishi Cars, though perhaps less so with the Mitsubishi Group's Electric arm. It dabbles in everything from air conditioning units through solar power to LED displays, but the transportation division often looks to the future of intelligent transport solutions. This is exactly what the EMIRAI concept exists for. A video from the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show (via engadget) illustrates some of the cool features we...
Kobot EV: More Personal Transportation Concepts From Tokyo
Japan's car industry has a bit of a problem. As the cost of motoring rises and cities like Tokyo become ever more crowded, Japan's youth is quickly getting turned off owning cars - even diminutive Kei cars dwarfed by vehicles like the Ford Fiesta. In a busy world mobility is still important though...Antony Ingram
Nissan Pivo3 Concept At Tokyo: Electric Travel, Easy Parking
Maybe we spoke too soon when nominating some of our favourite bits of technology and design from the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Small electric cars were all the rage at Tokyo, from the Teewave AR.1 sports car - a collaborative project between carbon fiber experts Toray and engineer Gordon Murray -...Antony Ingram
The Best Car Tech And Design At The 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
Back in March we took a look at some of the best technology and design at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and as the press days for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show draw to a close we look at some of the highlights from Japan. Tokyo is where all the big Japanese manufacturers roll out their blue-sky ideas and...Antony Ingram
Honda Turns On The Tech At 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
Not to be outdone by its fellow carmakers at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show that opened Wednesday, Honda is putting its faith in three high-tech features in its future models. Demonstrated with the Fit EV and SH-AWD test vehicles, Honda has shown a reinvention of regenerative braking, introduced a...Antony Ingram
Mazda Spawns World's First Capacitor Brake-Regeneration Tech
With the stunning Mazda Takeri concept car due at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show beginning Wednesday, the company will pioneer a piece of technology that improves the fuel economy of its cars by 10 percent. Known as i-ELOOP, it uses a capacitor as part of its regenerative braking system, for the first...Antony Ingram
Unless you're a rich businessman or lazy teenager, you probably see cars as objects to drive, rather than be chauffeured in. A Toyota Prius available to test at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show might make people think a little differently, as an example of the hybrid will be giving show-goers rides around entirely autonomously, says Popular Science. Toyota has been working on its autonomous technology for some time now and the Prius at the Tokyo show will be a very public demonstration of how the technology is progressing. Known as the AVOS (Automatic Vehicle Operating System) the Prius can be...