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Tokai-Denshi and Shizuoka Cancer Center Research Institute jointly developed AI-based Portable Odor detector/Identifier to analyzes malodorous components emitted from cancer patients

| News, Science and Technology News, Shizuoka News | 08/08/2018

(from left) Masatoshi Kusuhara, M.D., Ph.D. and Developer of Tokai-Denshi

Tokai-Denshi Developed A.I.-Equipped Portable Odor Detector/Identifier “Aino-Pro”

Date: March 15, 2018
Source: Tokai-Denshi Inc.

FUJI, JapanTokai-Denshi Inc. and The Shizuoka Cancer Center Research Institute jointly developed an A.I.-based Portable Odor detector/Identifier which analyzes malodorous components emitted from cancer patients.

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Umitron, a pioneer of aquatech, had raised $11.2 million SGD, and it will strengthen its existing services and R&D through this finance

| Ehime News, News, Science and Technology News | 06/21/2018

UmiGarden(R) installed image

Aquatech pioneer Umitron closes $11.2 mil investment to lead sustainable development of aquaculture through technology

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Umitron

SINGAPORE, June 21, 2018UMITRON PTE. LTD. (Location: Singapore, Co-founder / Managing director Masahiko Yamada, hereinafter Umitron) announced that it had raised $11.2 million SGD on 8 June as the first enterprise equity finance. The financing is a co-investment by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, D4V(Design for Ventures) participated by IDEO, and angel investors.

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Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. Starts to Supply Quantum Dots Encapsulated Silicon Resin for Micro LED and Inorganic Coated Quantum Dots

| Hyogo News, News, Science and Technology News | 06/07/2018

InP/ZnS, perovskite quantum dots and silicon resin composite under UV illumination

Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. Starts to Supply Quantum Dots Encapsulated Silicon Resin for Micro LED and Inorganic Coated Quantum Dots

Date: Jun 06, 2018
Source: Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd.

KAWANISHI, Japan, June 6, 2018 – Quantum dots are extremely small fluorescent nanoparticles which is composed of between 10 to 10000 atoms and 1 to 9 nanometers in diameter. They are so small that one cannot see them with a typical microscope. Despite its size, we cannot ignore the effects resulting from this extremely small size of these nanoparticles. The electronic characteristics of quantum dots are determined by their chemical composition, size, and shape.

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Japan’s NTT DATA and India’s MapmyIndia Jointly Developed First 3D Map Datasets for India

| News, Science and Technology News | 05/31/2018

Example 3D map of Mumbai, India that will be offered in the new AW3D India dataset (view from ocean)

NTT DATA and MapmyIndia to Develop First 3D Map Datasets for India

Date: May 21, 2018
Source: NTT DATA Corporation

TOKYO & NEW DELHI – NTT DATA Corporation (TOKYO:9613), a global IT solutions provider, and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, announced today that they have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain.

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Fuji Xerox launches innovation hub “Future Edge” in Ebina city, Kanagawa, Japan, and work together with visitor on transforming communications utilizing printing technologies

| Kanagawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 05/31/2018

Fuji Xerox Unveils Open Innovation Hub “Future Edge”

Fuji Xerox Unveils Open Innovation Hub “Future Edge” to Transform Communication Businesses Utilizing Printing Technologies

Date: May 30, 2018
Source: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, May 30, 2018 – Aiming to come to the forefront of its efforts to pioneer a future of communication business from a global perspective, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. announces that it has today unveiled a hub for open innovation in Ebina city, Kanagawa, Japan. The Company will work together with its customers on transforming communications utilizing printing technologies.

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Brooks Rehabilitation has partnered with Cyberdyne, Inc. and began offering a hybrid assistive limb robot “HAL” in US

| Ibaraki News, News, Science and Technology News | 03/05/2018

Photo of Medical HAL courtesy of Prof. Sankai University of Tsukuba/CYBERDYNE Inc.

Revolutionary Robotic Treatment For Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries Now Available In United States

New advanced technology available at Brooks Rehabilitation, in partnership with Japan-based Cyberdyne, Inc.

Date: Mar 02, 2018
Source: Brooks Rehabilitation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2, 2018 – Brooks Rehabilitation, an industry leader in post-acute physical rehabilitation, announced today its partnership with Japanese medical and social innovation company, CYBERDYNE, INC., to introduce and make available the world’s first advanced robotic treatment device that has been shown to improve a patient’s ability to walk. Individuals with spinal cord injuries can now access FDA-cleared HAL, which is short for Hybrid Assistive Limb, at the Brooks Cybernic* Treatment Center in Jacksonville, FL. The Treatment Center is currently the only facility in the U.S. offering this innovative treatment.

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STYLY Has Integrated “Google Poly” API, Now Creators Can Access Thousands of 3D Models

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 02/09/2018

STYLY Has Integrated "Google Poly" API

STYLY Has Integrated “Google Poly” API, Now Creators Can Access Thousands of 3D Models

Date: Feb 07, 2018
Source: Psychic VR Lab Inc.

TOKYO, Feb. 7, 2018 – Psychic VR Lab Inc. (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Masahiro Yamaguchi) provides a VR creation and distribution service, “STYLY (https://suite.styly.cc).” A drag-and-drop, cloud and browser-based VR development service that requires no coding, it serves as a gateway for anyone with an imagination to develop VR content.

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Spectratech Inc., Japan-based R&D Organization, Creates Brain Mapping Equipment

| Kanagawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 01/11/2018

Spectratech Inc. - OEG-17APD

Spectratech Creates Brain Mapping Equipment – Latest Neuroimaging Advancements Announced by Ampronix

Date: Jan 4, 2018
Source: Ampronix

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018Spectratech Inc., a Japan-based research and development organization, has created a series of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) devices that tout increased connectivity and monitoring capabilities. Their innovative new OEG-APD series instruments have been developed for encephalography to measure chemical changes in the brain such as hemoglobin levels and apparent arterial oxygen saturation in the frontal lobe. Spectratech is comprised of medical leaders from all fields of medical equipment, however is focused on optics, high frequency, and image data processing. Spectratech is evolving the technology used in the core of brain mapping.

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Toyota’s third generation humanoid robot explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings

| Aichi News, News, Science and Technology News, Transportation News | 11/25/2017

Toyota - Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Date: Nov 20, 2017
Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Nov. 20, 2017Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.

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Alcami got agreement with Solasia Pharma for Clinical Supply Solasia’s API Darinaparsin

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 11/12/2017

Solasis Alcami

Alcami Announces Manufacturing Agreement for Solasia’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Darinaparsin

Date: Nov 9, 2017
Source: Alcami Corporation

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 9, 2017 – Alcami, a leading provider of custom end-to-end development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announces it has finalized manufacturing and quality agreements with Solasia Pharma, K.K. (TSE: 4597) for the clinical supply manufacture of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) darinaparsin, a novel mitochondrial-targeted agent developed for the treatment of various hematologic and solid cancers.

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Nisshinbo Collaborated with Ballard to Develop World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Ballard FCgen®‐1040 prototype fuel cell stack, with Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

Ballard to Offer World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Ballard Power Systems Inc.

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2017 – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that the Company has collaborated with Nisshinbo Holdings (“Nisshinbo”), an Environmental and Energy company, to develop a Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in the world’s first commercialized NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product. Nisshinbo and Ballard have jointly collaborated on the development of NPMC since 2013.

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Infostellar completed $7.3m financing from Airbus Ventures and other investors

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Infostellar - Investor Group

Infostellar closes Series A financing round with $7.3m for satellite antenna sharing platform, with lead investor Airbus Ventures

Date: Sep 13, 2017
Source: Infostellar Inc.

TOKYO, Sept. 13, 2017 — Infostellar, developer of a cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform, announced today a $7.3 million Series A investment, led by Airbus Ventures, with additional funds from WERU Investment, D4V, Sony Innovation Fund, and existing investors, FreakOut Holdings, and 500 Startups Japan. This financing will be used to fund the launch of Infostellar’s flagship platform, StellarStation, expand its network of partner antennas, and hire additional talented team members.

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ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 08/23/2017

An ICEYE rendering of the first SAR microsatellite deployed in orbit.

ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

Date: Aug 23, 2017
Source: PRNewswire

Finnish-based SAR microsatellite technology leader on track for 2017 orbital missions

Helsinki, FINLAND – August 23, 2017 — ICEYE, the leader in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology for microsatellites providing expanded access to reliable and timely earth observation data, today announced $13M in new funding, including an $8.5M financing round led by Draper Nexus.

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Japanese firms provides technology training to researcher from Asia

| News, Science and Technology News | 08/02/2017

Japanese-firms-provides-technology-training

Japanese firms provides technology training to researcher from Asia

Date: July 27, 2017
Source: Deccan Chronicle

Tokyo (Japan), July 27 (ANI): Many Japanese international companies are actively employing overseas personnel. At the NEC central R&D center, under the theme of creating promising and valuable solutions for the various needs of society, advanced research is conducted.

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Japanese Companies Debut Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride Experience

| News, Science and Technology News | 07/22/2017

Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride

Japanese Companies Debut Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride Experience

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: AndroidHeadlines – By Gursimran Kanwal

Japanese companies Wonder Vision, NHK Enterprises, NHK Media Technology, and RecoChoku Labo have worked together to create a new kind of a virtual reality experience called 8K: VR Ride. As you can see in the video below, the firms created what is essentially a large ride that virtually flies you through the streets of Tokyo by placing you in a big theme park ride without using any traditional headgear that is common among other VR headsets that are available to consumers.

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NEDO Develops a Surveying System Allowing for Cooperation between GPS Markers and Drones

| News, Science and Technology News | 07/15/2017

AEROBO

NEDO Develops a Surveying System Allowing for Cooperation between GPS Markers and Drones with Commercialization Coming Soon
Date: June 30. 2017
Source: NEDO

Utilizing the results of a NEDO project, Aerosense Inc. has developed a GPS built-in ground control point “AEROBO® Marker” with the aim of reducing survey man-hours and post processing time at construction sites. By installing these markers at construction sites, survey markers can be easily placed, eliminating time and effort otherwise consumed by additional survey man-hours.

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Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 11/06/2016

Honda's latest Asimo humanoid robot can interpret postures, gestures and facial expressions and control its fingers. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG

Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center
Date: October 31, 2016
Source: Bloomberg – Ma Jie, Yuki Hagiwara

Honda Motor Co. will spearhead its artificial intelligence efforts out of a new lab in Tokyo so that researchers can work closely with its engineers to commercialize the technology.

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NEC conducts manufacturing and testing as the system coordinator for “Hitomi” (ASTRO-H)

| News, Science and Technology News | 02/19/2016

Hitomi (ASTRO-H) satellite

JAXA launches X-ray astronomy satellite “Hitomi” (ASTRO-H)
NEC conducts manufacturing and testing as the system coordinator

Date: Feb 17, 2016
Source: NEC Corporation

Tokyo, Japan – February 17, 2016 – The X-ray Astronomy Satellite “Hitomi” (ASTRO-H) was launched today from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center atop the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30. Hitomi has successfully entered the intended orbit and deployed its solar array paddle as scheduled.

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Japan’s first dedicated commercial satellite successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Center

| News, Science and Technology News | 11/24/2015

H2A rocket No. 29

H2A No. 29 launched; Japan’s first commercial launch
Date: Nov 24, 2015
Source: The Japan News

TANEGASHIMA, Kagoshima — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launched H2A rocket No. 29, carrying the Canadian telecommunications satellite Telstar 12V, from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday. This is Japan’s first launch of a commercial satellite.

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Japanese Glass Manufacturer, AGC Releases “infoverre™ MIRROR,” Enabling Digital Information Display on Mirror

| News, Science and Technology News | 06/03/2015

AGC - infoverre® MIRROR

AGC Releases “infoverre™ MIRROR,” Enabling Unique Information Display on Mirror
Date: June 3, 2015
Source: Asahi Glass Company (AGC)

- New infoverre product expands the possibilities of the “glass with display monitor” product line -

Tokyo, March 25, 2015 – Asahi Glass Company (AGC), a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials has released a new infoverre™ product “infoverre™ MIRROR” as an interior product for residential and commercial facilities. This new product will bring solutions to unique design needs in the world.

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Japanese printing manufacturer, Toppan Printing developed the copper touch panel module with ultra-narrow bezel

| News, Science and Technology News | 06/02/2015

Copper touch panel module with ultra-narrow bezel (left) and the conventional product (right)

Development of a copper touch panel module with ultra-narrow bezel
Date: June 2, 2015
Source: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

- Narrower bezel and reduced weight enabled by adopting copper wiring and a high-rigidity plastic cover -

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (hereafter Toppan Printing; Head office: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Shingo Kaneko) has developed a copper touch panel module with which the use of copper wiring and a high-rigidity plastic cover resistant to bending and impacts has enabled a significant decrease in weight and an ultra-narrow bezel. This means that the product can be smaller, maintaining the same screen size while enhancing the possibilities for innovative design. Sample shipments will begin in mid-July 2015, predominantly targeting use in tablets and notebook PCs.

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Mitsubishi and JAXA successfully launched new intelligence satellite on H2A rocket

| News, Science and Technology News | 05/26/2015

H-2A-Rocket

Japan successfully launches intelligence satellite
Date: Mar 26, 2015
Source: Kyodo

TANEGASHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) — Japan successfully launched Thursday morning a rocket carrying a backup optical satellite for the government’s intelligence gathering program.

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Japan has commissioned Self-Defense Forces’ largest destroyer “IZUMO”

| Kanagawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 03/25/2015

Japan SDF - IZUMO Ship

JSDF’s largest destroyer Izumo commissioned
Date: Mar 25, 2015
Source: NHK World

Japan has commissioned the Self-Defense Forces’ largest destroyer, the Izumo. A ceremony was held on Wednesday at a pier in Yokohama City, near Tokyo, to mark the handover of the vessel from its manufacturer to the Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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Japan Display to Build $1.4 Billion LCD Plant in Ishikawa Pref.

| Ishikawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 03/07/2015

Japan Display Inc. - Logo

Japan Display Inc. Announces Plans to Build New G6 LCD Fab to Satisfy Growing Demand for Advanced Displays
Date: Mar 6, 2015
Source: Japan Display Inc.

TOKYO, Japan, March 6, 2015 – Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”) today announced that it has decided to build a new Generation 6 (G6) LCD manufacturing fab in Japan to satisfy growing demand for ever-advancing displays (the “Project”). Details of the Project are as follows.

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N. Chandrababu Naidu invited Japanese firms to build smart community in Andhra Pradesh capital

| Energy News, News, Science and Technology News | 03/06/2015

Expanding Technology Cooperation for Smart Community in Andhra Pradesh

AP woos Japanese companies to build smart communities
Date: Mar 5, 2014
Source: The Dollar Business – by Sai Nikesh

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has sought Japan’s co-operation for developing a world class capital like Tokyo, and also for better cooperation in sectors like energy, infrastructure and industrial development.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Receives Order from UAE to Launch a Satellite

| News, Science and Technology News | 03/03/2015

Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST)

Japan’s H2A rocket to launch UAE satellite
Date: Mar 01, 2015
Source: NHK World

A Japanese firm has received an order from the United Arab Emirates to launch a satellite. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the UAE’s space agency signed a contract last month. Mitsubishi offers launch services using the nation’s mainstay H2A rocket.

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Sony develop compact, lightweight single-lens display module with OLED technology

| News, Science and Technology News | 12/17/2014

Sony - Single-Lens Display Module - Applications

Sony Announces the Development of a Compact, Lightweight Single-Lens Display Module with OLED Technology That Enables Superior Image Quality
Date: Dec 17, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

- When attached, turns eyewear into a smart device capable of displaying visual information -

With this module, Sony has achieved a compactness of size and a lightness of weight that make it possible to attach the module to a piece of eyewear.

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Mazda and Mitsubishi Chemical Develops Bio-based Engineering Plastic Featuring High-Quality Finish without Paint and Suitable for Exterior Vehicle Parts

| News, Science and Technology News, Transportation News | 12/10/2014

Mazda-Mitsubishi-Chemical-New-Technology

Mazda Develops Bio-based Engineering Plastic Featuring High-Quality Finish without Paint and Suitable for Exterior Vehicle Parts
Date: Dec 20, 2014
Source: Mazda Motor Corporation

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, it has developed a new bio-based engineering plastic that can be used for exterior design parts for automobiles.

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PM Shinzo Abe says Apple to build R&D center in Yokohama, Japan. It’s one of Abenomics strategy

| Kanagawa News, News, Science and Technology News | 12/09/2014

Apple-Logo

Apple to Open New Research Site in Japan
Date: Dec 9, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Apple confirmed Tuesday that it would open a new research site in Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe boasted on the campaign trail that the U.S. tech giant planned to step up its investment in the country.

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Japan has successfully launched its new asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2

| News, Science and Technology News, Transportation News | 12/03/2014

H2A - Hayabusa 2

Launch Success of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with “Hayabusa2″ Onboard
Date: Dec 3, 2014
Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2″ onboard at 1:22:04 p.m. on December 3, 2014 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Asahi Kasei’s UVC LEDs is expected to use for monitoring of chemicals and drinking water quality inspection

| Green Business News, News, Science and Technology News, Shizuoka News | 11/24/2014

Asahi Kasei's UVC LEDs

High-Output UVC LEDs Now Available For Delivery
Date: Nov 18, 2014
Source: Asahi Kasei Corp.

Start of commercial production of high-output UVC LEDs and launch of Optan™ products for analytical and instrumentation applications.

Asahi Kasei Group company Crystal IS, Inc. of the US has started commercial production of high-output UVC* LEDs at Asahi Kasei facilities in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, and launched the sale of Optan™ UVC LEDs for analytical and instrumentation applications such as monitoring of chemicals in pharmaceutical manufacturing and drinking water quality inspection and control.

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Alps electric’ cockpit equipped with variety of modules combining core Alps technologies

| News, Science and Technology News | 10/08/2014

With Alps Electric's Premium Cockpit

New sensor tech gives drivers control with a glance or gesture
Date: Oct 9, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Alps Electric‘s new driver assistance system lets motorists control their car’s heads-up display with a glance and lock or unlock the doors with the mere wag of a finger.

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