Tokyo Police Urge Go-kart Tour Companies To Improve Safety Measures

Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures

Tokyo police requested Monday companies hosting go-kart city tours on public roads improve safety measures due to the increasing popularity of the attraction among foreign tourists.

The Metropolitan Police Department said it asked five go-kart rental companies in Tokyo to encourage patrons to wear helmets and protective gear while driving.

Gov't To Strengthen Safety Steps For Go-kart Services On Public Roads

Gov't to strengthen safety steps for go-kart services on public roads

The Japanese government will strengthen safety measures for go-kart services on public roads in a move to prevent accidents involving the vehicles, as such services are gaining popularity among foreign tourists.

The transport ministry is considering new rules to improve the visibility of go-karts, as well as making it mandatory for their drivers to wear seat belts, to tackle accidents caused particularly by foreign travelers.

Honda Defends Safety Stance On Civic

Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model.

That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic – whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan – doesn't have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout.

Jr West To Introduce Italian Inspection Car For Rail Safety

JR West to introduce Italian inspection car for rail safety

Replacing labor-intensive night visual checks, a high-tech Italian inspection vehicle is planned to be operating along the Sanyo Shinkansen tracks that can quickly detect safety problems.

The test run will begin from September and the system will be put into practical use in five years, West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) announced on May 10. This system will be introduced in Japan for the first time.

It Progress Boosts Safety Confirmation Services To Aid Communication During Disasters

IT progress boosts safety confirmation services to aid communication during disasters

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 and the Kumamoto Earthquake in April 2016, there has been progress in safety confirmation services provided by information technology (IT) companies and the public and private installation of Wi-Fi in more locations to keep lines of communication open in times of emergency.

A recent example is a new safety confirmation service from Line Corp., the operators of a free messaging application by the same name, which was released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The new Line damage report function on the messaging app sends a message from the company's official account to all users with information about a disaster and asks recipients to select one of three reply choices: "I'm hurt/in trouble," "I'm safe," or "I am not in the area." It then prompts users to post their responses on their "timeline" for their friends and family to see. The company has yet to use the new function, but the new service is attracting attention for its expected effectiveness, as Line app has roughly 66 million users nationwide.

Tokyo Games Food To Require Safety Verification

Tokyo Games food to require safety verification

The Yomiuri ShimbunObtaining Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates has become an urgent task for domestic farmers looking to provide food to athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games after the organizing committee announced its procurement criteria.

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced on March 24 that producers who supply vegetables and other foods to the athletes village will require certification showing the safety of their products has been verified by a third party.

Previous National Security Boss Okazaki Bites The Dust At 73

Former national wellbeing boss Okazaki bites the dust at 73Tomiko Okazaki, a previous executive of the National Public Safety Commission and vice president of the Democratic Party of Japan, passed on Sunday at a doctor's facility in Sendai, as per the gathering's Miyagi Prefecture section. She was 73.
Okazaki, a previous anchorwoman of a nearby communicating station in Miyagi, acquired a seat in the House of Councilors race in 1990 on the ticket of the dead Japan Socialist Party.

2017 Toyota C-hr Gets Five-star Ancap Safety Rating

2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety ratingThe recently-launched 2017 Toyota C-HR has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP.
Fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard, the C-HR performed well in all assessment areas, achieving an overall score of 33.18 out of 38 for adult occupant protection.

2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Iihs 2017 Top Safety Pick + Award

2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Iihs 2017 Top Safety Pick + AwardSubaru of America, Inc. announced today that the 2017 Impreza, when equipped with optional EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award. When equipped with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2017 Honda Ridgeline Tops Pickup Trucks In Safety

2017 Honda Ridgeline Tops Pickup Trucks in Safety by Earning 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from NHTSAThe 2017 Honda Ridgeline, recently named 2017 North American Truck of the Year, is now the only pickup truck in America to earn the highest possible safety ratings from both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2017 Ridgeline earned a best possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with Ridgeline already ranking as the first and only pickup to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.1

Lexus Chief Engineer Boasts About The Cutting-edge Safety Tech Of The 2018 Ls

Lexus Chief Engineer Boasts About The Cutting-Edge Safety Tech Of The 2018 LSWhile the all-new 2018 Lexus LS will look and feel remarkably different compared to its predecessor, chief engineer Toshio Asahi claims there's way more to it than meets the eye.
Asahi says that their new flagship model features three world-first safety technologies, starting with the new pre-crash auto-steering system, followed by an advanced head-up display with two new functions.

Three World-first Safety Technologies To Debut On New Lexus Ls 500

Three World-First Safety Technologies to Debut on New Lexus LS 500Automotive News has new information on the fifth-generation Lexus LS 500 safety systems — the new flagship sedan will debut with three world-first safety technologies:
There’s a new steering system that will automatically steer around cars to avoid an impending collision or a pedestrian, rather than just applying the brakes.

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla Hatch

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla HatchToyota has further boosted the safety technology for its Corolla hatch with three new leading-edge technologies available across the range.
The package - pre-collision safety system with forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert and automatic high beam - is now standard equipment on the top-of-the range $30,0201 ZR hatch.