Japan To Help Infrastructure Dev. In Asia Pacific

Japan to help infrastructure dev. in Asia Pacific

Japan's Finance Minister says the country will actively support infrastructure development in countries of the Asia Pacific region which are prone to natural disasters.

Taro Aso spoke on the importance of disaster preparedness during the Asian Development Bank's annual conference in the South Pacific country of Fiji.

Honda Celebrates National Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Day With Continued Investment

Honda Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with Continued Investment in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Infrastructure

On October 8, Honda is joining the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day (www.hydrogenfuelcellday.org) to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the nation's energy security. The date is a reference to hydrogen's atomic weight of 1.008.

Honda is a leader in the development and deployment of advanced fuel cell vehicle technologies and today has more than 450 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles – with an industry-leading 366-mile zero-emissions driving range rating1 – in the hands of customers. The company aims to have two-third of its global vehicle sales comprised of electrified vehicles, including fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and battery-electric vehicles, by 2030.

Fujitsu Deep Learning Technology Successfully Estimates Degree Of Internal Damage

Fujitsu Deep Learning Technology Successfully Estimates Degree of Internal Damage to Bridge Infrastructure - FareastgizmosFujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories, today announced the development of sensor data analysis technology that can aggregate vibration data with sensors attached to the surface of a bridge, and then estimate the degree of the bridge’s internal damage through the application of “FUJITSU Human Centric AI Zinrai technology,” Fujitsu’s approach to artificial intelligence.

This technology was validated using data obtained from verification tests of fatigue degradation of bridges carried out by the Research Association for Infrastructure Monitoring System (RAIMS). The technology enables enhanced maintenance and management tasks, making it possible to remotely estimate the degree of internal damage to bridge infrastructure.

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cyber-attack Detection Technology For Critical Infrastructure Systems

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cyber-attack Detection Technology for Critical Infrastructure SystemsMitsubishi Electric today announced the development of a cyber-attack detection technology that quickly identifies network traffic that deviates from predefined normal commands in the control systems of critical infrastructure. The technology is the first in the world, as of May 17, 2017, to define the detection rules based on the normal commands for each operational state of the control system and to interpret deviations from the normal commands as attack. The cyber-attack detection technology developed by Mitsubishi Electric contributes to infrastructure stability by reducing the detection time and ensuring minimal influence on control-system processes that must finish within certain time limits.


The cyber-attack detection technology developed by Mitsubishi Electric detects ingenious cyber attacks disguised as normal commands targeted on critical infrastructure for electric power, natural gas, water, chemicals and petroleum without reducing the real-time control capability, which is expected to help ensure infrastructure stability. Real-time operation is ensured for the control system under our consideration when attack detection is in use because the technology does not involve a time-consuming matching process for suspicious patterns. Commercialization for electric power infrastructure is planned from around fiscal 2018.

Panasonic The Future Of Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable Smart Cities

Panasonic The Future of Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable Smart CitiesAs digital technologies get more and more integrated into our way of life, these smart cities offer a glimpse into the future of sustainable living.
Vincent Callebaut of Callebaut Architects has devised smart towers that could be the future of glitzy city of Paris. The proposal, titled 2050 paris smart city, showcases eight different green tower typologies that integrate elements of nature and renewable energy - part of a research and development project that examines the role of high-rise architecture in Paris.

Honda Spending $13.8 Million On Hydrogen Infrastructure With Firstelement

2013 Los Angeles Auto Show : Honda FCEV spaceshipSeeking to expand California's public hydrogen refueling station network as a means to support the wider introduction of fuel-cell vehicles, Honda will provide $13.8 million in financial assistance to FirstElement Fuel to build additional hydrogen refueling stations around the state. Additional state grants, combined with the Honda financing, could enable FirstElement to add at least 12 stations to its California hydrogen network.

Toyota Expanding Aichi's Test Ev Infrastructure In Japan

Toyota expanding Aichi's test EV infrastructure in JapanToyota Motor Corporation announces that it will be testing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Aichi Prefecture from November 1 until March 15, 2015. The tests will involve standard chargers for use with vehicles such as plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). The tests will be conducted jointly with four municipalities (Kariya City, Toyota City, Toyohashi City, and Nagakute City) and two companies (Toyota Industries Corporation and UNY Co., Ltd.), all of which are located in Aichi Prefecture. Toyota conducted similar tests in FY2012 and FY20131.

Nec And The Shwe Taung Group Provide Infrastructure For Myanmar Convention Centre

NEC and the Shwe Taung Group provide infrastructure for Myanmar Convention CentreShwe Taung Group, one of Myanmar's leading corporations, together with NEC Asia Pacific, a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary and leading Singapore-based IT and network solutions provider, today announced their provision of network and security infrastructure for the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar. NEC Asia Pacific is the main information and communications technology (ICT) provider for the convention centre.

Nissan : Japan Automakers Advance Electric Charging Infrastructure With New Company, Nippon Charge Service

Nissan : Japan automakers advance electric charging infrastructure with new company, Nippon Charge ServiceToyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, on May 26 to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, EVs). The goal is to help build a charging network that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan.