Amid Global Electric-car Buzz, Toyota Bullish On Hydrogen

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan--At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

The big moment on the assembly line comes when two bulbous yellow tanks of hydrogen are rolled over and delicately fitted into each car's underside.

Nissan Titan Full-size Pickup Might Go Global

Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global

Nissan's global boss of commercial vehicles, Ashwani Gupta, says the company is looking at producing the Titan full-size pickup truck for markets outside of North America, including right-hand drive (RHD) countries such as Australia.

Sales of Nissan's Ford F-Series rival are up more than 200 per cent this year, with more than 40,000 units sold. Some of these buyers are apparently pinched from the Ford, or other rivals such as the Ram 1500/2500, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra, but some are also existing Nissan SUV owners or those upsizing from the Navara.

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship SedanLexus' all-new, fifth generation LS flagship sedan, which will launch in Australia in April 2018, will build on the leading levels of powertrain smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail and documented dependability that are famous of the LS nameplate.

Lexus Mid-year 2017 Global Sales Report

Lexus Mid-Year 2017 Global Sales Report

Lexus has announced the results for the first six months of 2017, with 305,169 vehicles sold worldwide. This is a relatively small 4.4% decrease compared to the year previous.

As anyone following USA sales could tell, the car market is the reason for lower sales. Lexus SUV and crossovers have been strong, with 186,523 total sales compared to the 118,638 passenger cars sold.

After Beating The Prius In Japan, Nissan's E-power Hybrids May Go Global

After Beating The Prius In Japan, Nissan’s e-Power Hybrids May Go Global

Nissan is seriously considering of offering the -virtually unknown outside Japan- extended-range hybrid system overseas, bringing the heat to established players, just as it does to its home market.

When the company launched the e-Power powertrain option for the Note hatchback (known as the Versa Note in the U.S.) in November in Japan, no one expected it to be such a sales hit.

Honda Silicon Valley Lab Takes On Global Role As New Company

Honda Silicon Valley Lab Takes on Global Role as New CompanyHonda Silicon Valley Lab, the global open innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, Inc., will expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations, Inc., to be known as "Honda Innovations." The new company will seek transformative collaborations within all areas of Honda's activities. Honda Innovations will remain located in Mountain View, CA, and will operate globally as it seeks to partner with innovators ranging from startup and global brands to design and development communities. Watch a video introduction at http://honda.us/HondaInnovations.

Honda Introduces Expanded 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Lineup

Honda Introduces Expanded 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver LineupHonda and Honda Performance Development today announced that Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) will field an expanded lineup of three talented, young drivers for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship season. Teaming with series veteran Sebastian Eriksson will be former Red Bull GRC Lites champions, newcomer Oliver Eriksson and American Mitchell DeJong, who returns to the team following his debut at the 2016 season finale in Los Angeles.

Honda Reveals 2017 Civic Si Coupe And Sedan In Dynamic Global Debut Video

Honda Reveals 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan in Dynamic Global Debut VideoThe all-new Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan appeared today in a worldwide uncover video communicate on Honda's YouTube channel at honda.us/2017CivicSiReveal. The energizing and element video includes the a la mode, individual two-entryway car and smooth, obliging four-entryway vehicle - both lively Si variations are intended for the ordinary aficionado. The new Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will go on special one month from now with a MSRP in the mid-$20,000 range.

New 2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes Global Debut At Geneva Motor Show

New 2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes Global Debut at Geneva Motor ShowHonda today took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil. The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components. The 2017 Civic Type R will make its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 12, 2017.

Canon Develops 'global Shutter'-based Cmos Sensor With Wide Dynamic Range

Canon Develops 'Global Shutter'-based CMOS Sensor With Wide Dynamic RangeCanon Inc developed a CMOS image sensor that supports the "global shutter (GS)" technology and has a dynamic range of 111dB and announced it at ISSCC 2017 (lecture number: 4.5).
The size, pixel count, pixel pitch and power consumption of the sensor are 2/3 inches, 2,592 x 2,054, 3.4μm and 450mW, respectively. In a demonstration after the lecture, the company used the sensor to take a picture of an electric fan whose blades are turning.

Experience Amazing: Lexus Releases New Global Commercial

Experience Amazing: Lexus Releases New Global CommercialLexus has delivered a big-picture moment today with the release of their new global brand commercial — get ready to watch this back-to-back-to-back-to-back.
There’s a lot here to process, but the key is the new tagline “Experience Amazing”. Lexus visualizes their recent initiatives — the hoverboard campaign from last year, the Sports Yacht concept, the partnership with Luc Besson and his new movie Valerian, the new LC 500 — and demonstrates how they are all built from the same material. This is context on a broad scale, showing how everything comes together to form a greater experience.