The Japanese government is to ask firms to take steps to ease traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Government officials met on Tuesday to discuss measures to ensure athletes and spectators will be transported smoothly. Tokyo metropolitan government officials, organizing committee members and representatives of business groups also took part in the meeting.
Nissan can see an upside to the tough new emissions rules in London and turn it into a great promotional opportunity. The London Congestion Charge has been tightened up so that the vehicles that are eligible for exemption from the hefty daily charge of 10 British pounds (a little more than $15 US) that it costs to access the city's downtown streets was recently revised from an emissions threshold of 100 grams per kilometer down to 75g/km.
Nissan has welcomed the changes to the London Congestion Charge from Transport for London (TfL), which sees pure electric cars and vans or vehicles emitting less than 75g/km receiving a 100% exemption from the £10 charge. The new ultra low emissions discount, which previously applied to vehicles emitting less than 100g/km, comes in to force on 1 July 2013.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. conducted public-road testing of its new traffic congestion minimization technology in Indonesia and verified the effectiveness of the technology in delaying the development of congestion, and improving fuel efficiency by more than 20 percent. The public-road testing in Indonesia was conducted from September 2012 through February 2013 on a toll road between Ulujami and Pondok Ranji (in Jakarta) which is operated by PT. Jalantol Lingkarluar Jakarta*.
The technology, developed in cooperation with the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, analyzes drivers’ speeds, the frequency of braking and other factors and recommends smoother driving if a drivers’ habits are likely to cause problems for other motorists.
Honda Motor announced the successful development of the world's first*1 technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion and determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic jams. Honda developed this technology while recognizing that the acceleration and deceleration behavior of one vehicle influences the traffic pattern of trailing vehicles and can trigger the traffic congestion.