Acura Type S Concept Looks Even Better In The Monterey Sun

Acura Type S Concept looks even better in the Monterey sun

A few days ago, Acura showed its Type S Concept in an album of dramatically lit press photos. It is our extreme pleasure to report that the Acura Type S Concept on display at The Quail, with no shadows nor Photoshop to hide in, is even more pleasing to the eye than it was in those photographs. This is the sedan the brand said "sets the stage for re-introducing Type S performance variants to the Acura line-up after a decade hiatus, and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second-generation TLX Type S." Our hope is that the phrase "heavily influence the character of" is code for the word "be," and Acura's simply not ready to admit it yet. From the new rectangular "Jewel Eye" LED headlights to the front fascia that could double as an Orc weapon, the flanks with a pentathlete's balance of muscle and leanness, those Halo beam rifle taillights, and the mortar-launcher quad-pipes, this concept is the bee's knees. Acura calls the design language "Chicane," and this expression of it is everything a fan wants to see from the brand. The Double Apex Blue Pearl paint, forged carbon accents, and functional vents only make the sculpture better. We're promised two new Type S offerings in the next two years, an RDX Type S presumed to follow the TLX version. They can't come soon enough. We encourage you to check out the gallery and enjoy every angle of the preview for Acura's coming attractions.

Remote Schools To Get Better Internet Services

Remote schools to get better internet services

Japan's Education Ministry plans to improve Internet services used by isolated schools for remote learning. The effort will kick off in April next year with the goal to narrow the education gap between urban and rural communities.

The ministry already offers online learning at schools on remote islands and in under populated areas. But officials say the connections are unstable and video lectures sometimes get cut off.

Android Auto Gets A Big Update, And It's Going To Be Way Better

Android Auto gets a big update, and it's going to be way better

Android Auto users are in for a treat as Google just unveiled a complete overhaul of the interface. We can safely say it looks a whole lot better than the current system, and we're excited to try it out.

To begin, there's a new launcher. Instead of the five buttons along the bottom, now there's an array of apps to choose from in a vertically scrolling interface. This looks a whole lot more like the app drawer on your actual phone, and should make choosing your desired navigation or audio app much more intuitive. The launcher looks more like Apple CarPlay, but scrolls vertically instead of sliding from page to page horizontally.

Seko Urges Better Governance At Nissan

Seko urges better governance at Nissan

Japan's Industry Minister says Nissan Motor needs to take a frank look at improving governance. Hiroshige Seko also said that chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest was very regrettable.

Seko said, "I'm deeply disappointed with what's happening. I want Nissan to have thorough discussions on governance in the third-party panel that the board plans to set up."

Group Calls For Better Human Rights In China

Group calls for better human rights in China

Uighurs and members of other Chinese ethnic minorities living in exile have formed a group in Japan to campaign for improvements in human rights in China.

About 100 people, including 10 members of Uighurs, Tibetans and other ethnic minorities, gathered on Friday for the founding of the group in Tokyo.

Was The Old One Better? 2019 Subaru Forester Joined By Past Generations

Was the old one better? 2019 Subaru Forester joined by past generations

Are you having a hard time telling the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester apart from its predecessor? Are you wondering what was actually changed?

Well, it's as if Subaru sensed that confusion, and brought the new Forester's ancestors on stage for its debut here at the New York Auto Show. Honestly, it didn't help much. The rear looks considerably different thanks to its Honda Accord-like forked taillight treatment, but oh boy, is there a strong similarity between generations four and five. However, given the success Subaru has been enjoying these past few years, why mess with something that works. After all, the new Ascent looks the way it does because that's what Subaru customers expected.