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Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be — a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver........»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 14th, 2018

Google to Test Air Pollution Levels with StreetView Mapping Cars

StreetView cars are going to be fitted with air pollution sensors......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 22nd, 2018

Market Extra: Here’s why trade-war fears trump the Bank of Japan when it comes to the yen

Trade war fears allow the haven Japanese yen to defend modest gains against the dollar, even as the Bank of Japan cements its place as the most dovish of the world’s major central banks......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 15th, 2018

Driverless cars may cut traffic jams, not insurance premiums

It turns out robots need insurance too......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 14th, 2018

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed, ECB and BOJ Meetings; China Business Activity

The week ahead will be a big one for central banks, with the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan all set to make monetary policy decisions......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 10th, 2018

Driverless Cars Still Handled by Humans---From Afar

Computers may be poised to take control of driving in the future, but humans will be backing them for some time yet. Companies are developing ways for people to remotely assist autonomous vehicles during complicated situations......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 5th, 2018

Sharp to buy Toshiba PC business, issue $1.8 billion in new shares

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp said it will buy Toshiba Corp's personal computer business and issue $1.8 billion in new shares to buy back preferred stock from banks, highlighting a swift recovery under the control of Foxconn......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 5th, 2018

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Though most say they don’t plan to have such vehicles, they expect to share the road with them within 15 years......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 4th, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Vs Driverless Cars: What’s The Difference?

Cars are going through a tough revolution and it’s estimated that in the next couple of decades we are going to be driving an entirely new generation of cars. Cars that used to be and still mainly are monito.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJun 4th, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Lead SoftBank, Waymo to Detroit

SoftBank’s tech-focused Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’s driverless-car unit, as the auto maker battles tech companies and startups in a race to commercialize autonomous vehicles......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 31st, 2018

Japan"s Softbank investing $2.25 billion in GM"s driverless car business as it takes on Google

SoftBank is pouring $2.25 billion into General Mo.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMay 31st, 2018

SoftBank invests $2.25 billion in GM"s self-driving cars; shares soar

(Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Gro.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 31st, 2018

Mapbox partners Microsoft, Intel to provide self-driving car maps

(Reuters) - Mapping startup Mapbox Inc said on Wednesday it is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and Softbank Group Corp's ARM Holdings chip unit to deepen its push into providing maps for self-driving cars......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 30th, 2018

Japan"s PM defends its automakers against U.S. import probe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would seek to convince President Donald Trump of the crucial role his country's automakers play in boosting the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 28th, 2018

Trump"s Tariff Threat Vexes Global Auto Makers

Japan expressed alarm about threatened U.S. tariffs on imported cars, which could hit the Japanese economy hard and disrupt the industry around the world......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 24th, 2018

Seven out of 10 U.S. drivers fear self-driving cars, AAA says

U.S. drivers seem to lose some heart over driverless cars, and the fear factor grew the most among the younger, AAA finds......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 22nd, 2018

Bank of Hawaii partners with Japan-based SMBC Trust Bank

Honolulu-based Bank of Hawaii signed a collaboration agreement with Japan-based SMBC Trust Bank to provide access to select private banking services for Japan clients entering Hawaii.  The two banks said they will offer Japanese clients “enhanced p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

Mapping insolvency: Lenders of Jaypee Infratech reject Lakshadweep offer

Jaypee Infratech is one of the first 12 major insolvency cases that the RBI had directed banks to take to the NCLT under the IBC.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 9th, 2018

Yemeni car traders cash in on Japan connection

For the past three years, the war In Yemen has cut off vital supplies for many in the country, but it has provided favourable conditions for the the trade of used cars to flourish. David Pollard reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMay 9th, 2018

Volkswagen and China"s Didi Chuxing in talks over driverless cars

Volkswagen will also jointly buy some new cars with Didi to allow the Chinese company to expand its fleet.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 30th, 2018

Jack Ma: Alibaba "doing a lot of research" on driverless cars

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 20th, 2018